Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Politico-John Boehner Says Geithner and Summers Should Be Fired

House Minority Leader John Boehner: John Shinkle/Politico
(Story reported by Jake Sherman for Politico)

CLEVELAND — The rollout of John Boehner’s campaign for speaker of the House went public Tuesday morning here in his home state, as he outlined an economic agenda that combined old GOP economic ideas with a few new ones, and called for the firing of President Barack Obama’s economic team.

The highlight of the speech, at the gothic City Club here: Boehner wants Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner and economic adviser Larry Summers ousted. Speaking to a handful of reporters afterwards, Boehner said the pair “see the handwriting on the wall” after a number of other advisors departed. 

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