WASHINGTON — John Kline, the Minnesota Republican who chairs the House Education and the Workforce Committee, is out with an op-ed today urging President Barack Obama to “stop playing politics” with the Cut, Cap and Balance legislation the House is set to vote on today.
Kline, a co-sponsor of the legislation, wrote in an op-ed published in The Hill that he’s “disappointed — but not wholly unsurprised — to learn that the president has threatened to veto the Cut, Cap and Balance Act.”
“This administration simply refuses to acknowledge the severity of our nation’s debt crisis. I strongly urge the president to stop playing politics with the economic stability of this country and join my Republican colleagues in supporting a real plan to put our country back on the path to prosperity.”
The House is expected to pass the Cut, Cap and Balance Act today, but that’s likely as far as it will go. The Senate is controlled by Democrats, who are unlikely to support the legislation, and as Kline notes, Obama has promised a veto should it somehow reach his desk.