Griffin and Other House Republicans Meet with President Obama

WASHINGTON – Congressman Tim Griffin (AR-02) issued the following statement after today’s White House meeting with President Barack Obama and House GOP Conference members:

 “I appreciate the President scheduling today’s meeting with House Republicans.  The House has proposed a plan to reduce the federal government’s out-of-control spending, deficits and debt while saving Medicare and Medicaid, the principle drivers of our debt.  I am still waiting on the President to lead or follow our lead.  In our meeting, the President questioned the value of proposing his own specific, measurable, public plan to address the debt, expressing his preference for private talks instead.  I believe the American people have a critical role to play on this issue and need to see the President’s plan in order to compare it to ours. Where’s your plan Mr. President?
“While we in the House have been bold in addressing the debt, President Obama has been timid.  Mr. President, provide a specific, measurable, public plan to deal with our debt and let the serious, policy debate begin.”