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Boehner: Economy is Doing Better ‘In Spite Of’ Washington

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March 28, 2012

House Speaker John Boehner said on Wednesday that the nation’s economy is beginning to recover, despite Washington’s mismanagement.

There are “certainly signs of life,” Boehner told NBC’s Today. “But I would argue that it should be doing a lot better,” he added. “It’s doing better in spite of what Washington is doing to the economy.”

Boehner would not comment on the arguments before the Supreme Court on the health care law, or which GOP presidential candidate he prefers. But he did have some words of praise for Mitt Romney, saying that the former Massachusetts governor’s business background “is probably his strongest suit.”

 

“He was a very successful businessman, understands how our economy works,” Boehner said. “And in a time when the American people are asking 'where are the jobs?,' I think that it may be the strongest point that he brings.”

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