Boehner: Obama Veto Threat Shows Unwillingness To Cut Spending

By Eric Scheiner | July 19, 2011 | 11:17 AM EDT

( - House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) is calling President Barack Obama’s threat to veto the Cut, Cap and Balance Act as evidence he’s not “serious” about making budget cuts.

“While American families have to set priorities and balance their books, this White House obviously isn’t serious about making the same tough choices, “ Boehner said in a videotaped statement on his website.

“While the House once again acts responsibly, the Administration still won’t present a plan or even say what cuts it’s willing to make to end Washington’s spending binge and the economic uncertainty that it’s creating.”

Boehner later adds, “This unfortunate veto threat should make clear that the issue is not congressional inaction, but rather the President’s unwillingness to cut spending and restrain the future growth of our government.”

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