From The Washington Post -- October 4, 2011:
Obama, Cantor spar over Jobs Plan
By David Nakamura
DALLAS — President Obama and House Majority Leader Eric Cantor engaged in a war of words Tuesday as the president continued to push his jobs package with a trip to Dallas and St. Louis.
After Cantor said Monday that House Republicans would not bring Obama’s $447 billion American Jobs Act to the floor for a vote, the White House struck back by releasing excerpts of the prepared remarks Obama was planning to deliver at Eastfield Community College in Mesquite, Texas, on Tuesday afternoon.
“I’d like Mr. Cantor to come down here to Dallas and explain what in this jobs bill he doesn’t believe in,” the president is planning to say. “Does he not believe in rebuilding America’s roads and bridges? Does he not believe in tax breaks for small businesses, or efforts to help veterans?”
He will also ask Cantor to “at least put this jobs bill up for a vote so that the entire country knows exactly where every Member of Congress stands.