U.S. House Speaker John Boehner visited ThyssenKrupp Bilstein of America in Hamilton Monday morning and called on President Obama to work closer with republicans to revive the economy faster.
Acknowledging the nation’s ebbing jobless rate, which dropped to 8.3 percent in January compared to 8.5 percent in December, Boehner said the recovery should be further along.
“The economy continues to be the central issue for most Americans – we can do a lot better,” Boehner said.
Boehner’s discussed the House republicans’ Plan for America’s Job Creators, which includes cutting the business tax rate to 25 percent from 35 percent, passing trade agreements with Colombia, Panama and South Korea and expanding domestic energy exploration and production.
Boehner also thanked the Hamilton plant, which is a growing manufacturer of shock absorbers, for expanding.
“We appreciate your investment here and creating jobs,” he said.
ThyssenKrupp Bilstein of America, 8685 Berk Boulevard, employs 190 workers and is expected to hire 60 more.