Speaker Boehner visits Springfield, criticizes Obama policies
Cogliano, Senior Reporter
Friday, March 23, 2012
Speaker John Boehner told a group of Clark County businesspeople that
Barack Obama’s energy policies are out of step with what needs to be
keep prices down and minimize dependence on foreign sources.
Chester Republican spoke about energy and the economy to about 320
Friday afternoon at a Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce luncheon
on the campus of Wittenberg
Obama is out touting energy production he had nothing to do with,
and is making a mistake by preventing energy development on federal
refusing to approve the entire Keystone pipeline project.
to Boehner, the Presidential election this fall will hinge on gas
well as the overall economy and “Obamacare.”
things are getting better, they should be a lot better,” Boehner said.
also spent several minutes roasting former U.S. Rep. Dave Hobson, who
referred to as his good friend.
called Boehner’s visit historic, as a sitting Speaker of the House
visited the Springfield area since the late 1800’s. Under newly drawn
Congressional districts, Clark County will soon be part of Boehner’s
having the Speaker represent the area is a great positive for the
Hobson said. “It’s a different county for him, it’s one he’s going to
get to know, because he’s never had a diverse a county as this in his
before. But he has a great staff and has already done a great job of
integrating themselves into the community.”
During his introduction,
Boehner sat next to Mike McDorman, president and CEO of the chamber.
“We have a
lot of momentum happening in our community right now and we’re able to
that momentum to him today,” McDorman said, referring to hundreds of
of dollars in recent investments and job additions across the county.
a real triple threat here in Springfield with what’s happening in UAVs
airport, with what’s happening at our high tech park and with what’s
slated to tour the Navistar
production facility in Springfield Friday afternoon and appear Saturday
at an annual farm forum.
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