US Rep. Frank Guinta attends White House meeting with President Obama & House Republicans

“We all agree on the seriousness of the issues we’re facing.  But right now, only House Republicans are offering solutions to them.

(WASHINGTON – June 1, 2011)   U.S. Representative Frank Guinta (R, NH-01) was among the dozens of House Republicans who met with President Barack Obama in the East Room of the White House for more than an hour this morning. 

“It’s always good when both sides talk with each other,” Guinta said afterward.  “On the positive side, the President did say we have a debt and deficit problem, and that it must be solved.  That’s progress when you look at the budget proposal he submitted to Congress in February, which would continue the debt and deficit for the next decade.  He also said he recognized that important entitlement programs, such as Medicare, are in trouble and need reforming.  So I was glad to hear him at least acknowledge that.

“Unfortunately, President Obama offered nothing new.  From protecting Medicare for future generations to reining in spending and tackling the bloated budget, he disagreed with our solutions without offering anything new of his own.  It was just more of the same old, same old. 

“We all agree on the seriousness of the issues we’re facing.  But right now, only House Republicans are offering solutions to them.  House Republicans will continue fighting to restore stability and responsibility to our nation’s spending and budgeting process.  But we can’t do it alone.  We are still waiting for the Senate and White House to join us.”