House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) blasted the Obama administration’s economic policies in a speech Tuesday and called on the president to fire his top two economic lieutenants.
Boehner wants President Obama to ask for and accept the resignations of Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner and Larry Summers, head of the National Economic Council. Firing his economic team is one of five actions Boehner argues the president should take to right the economy.
The White House fired back from the highest level. Speaking at a stimulus act event at the White House Tuesday, Vice President Biden ripped Boehner’s call to fire Geithner and Summers.
Biden mockingly said “[that was] very constructive advice and we thank the leader for that.”
The vice president claimed Boehner wants to restore Bush administration economic policies that he argues drove the economy into a deep recession.
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