Republicans Co-Opt Obama's 'We Can't Wait' Slogan
(CNSNews.com) - As President Barack Obama trots out a new campaign slogan -- "We Can't Wait" -- Republicans say they're getting impatient, too, with Obama and his fellow Democrats.
"With the unemployment rate still well above the eight percent promised, we put together a short list of things struggling families and small businesses 'can’t wait' for," House Speaker John Boehner's office’s said in a news release on Monday.
Here's the list as transmitted by the Speaker's office:
-- “We Can’t Wait” for Senate Democrats to approve more than a dozen House-passed jobs bills;
-- “We Can’t Wait” for President Obama to stop campaigning for more failed ‘stimulus’ spending and start working to find common ground (with Republicans);
-- “We Can’t Wait” for the Obama administration to end the delays on job-creating American energy production. (The House has passed legislation lifting the Obama administration's moratorium on domestic energy production);
-- “We Can’t Wait” for Senate Democrats to pass a budget.
-- We also “can’t wait” for President Obama to get behind adopting a Balanced Budget Amendment to the Constitution and repealing the 2010 health care law.
-- And finally, “We Can’t Wait” for Democrats to join us in eliminating excessive government regulations, stopping Washington from spending money it doesn’t have, and fixing the tax code for families and job creators.
The news release directs readers to the Republican Party's "Plan for America’s Job Creators" and its "Pledge to America," which lay out proposals that Democrats refuse to support.
After a three-day bus tour through North Carolina and Virginia last week, President Barack Obama on Monday was heading to Las Vegas to plug his jobs bill -- twice rejected by the Democrat-led Senate. He'll also do some fund-raising in Nevada and California.