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We’ve been reading a lot in recent weeks about what President Obama is saying on his continuing stream of fundraisers and the first of his family’s two major overseas trips this month.

In Germany this week, despite a broken teleprompter, Obama called for more nuclear arms reductions, despite Russia’s reluctance, and he stressed the need to fix climate change. Neither issue is high on the priority list of most Americans.

Meanwhile, back at the ranch, what are Republicans offering? You don’t hear much about it in the media, although the GOP is talking about the issue steadily atop voters’ concerns for more than four years: jobs and the economy.

House Speaker John Boehner addressed the National Assn. of Manufacturers Thursday.

He expressed concern over the nation’s continued sluggish economic and weak job growth that’s left about 12 million Americans out of work despite Obama administration promises. (Scroll down for the full Boehner text.) He blamed the heavy hand of government impeding individual American initiative.