ATLANTA – A growing chorus of Congressmen – including U.S. Rep. Tom Price, R-Ga. – want White House National Economic Council Director Larry Summers and Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner to step down from their posts.
“For more than 18 months, the American people have watched as the Obama Administration and its Democrat allies in Congress spent trillions of taxpayer dollars on failed economic policies,” Price said in a statement. “Those efforts have yielded record deficits, near double digit unemployment, and a housing market that remains mired in uncertainty. It is clearly time to try something new.”
House Republican Leader John Boehner of Ohio first suggested that Summers and Geithner resign.
“American families are calling for a change in Washington and a clean break from the out-of-control spending and failed policies that are driving our nation into debt while doing little to put individuals back to work,” Price said.
“As a show of good faith to the American people, the President should take immediate action to replace those who have crafted and implemented his economic agenda,” Price added. “Only with a clean slate in place and a dedication to a new direction, can we work to build a consensus toward policies that reflect the wishes of the American people and respect the role of small businesses and entrepreneurial job creators in our future prosperity.”