President Obama challenged Congressional Republicans during a speech on the economy at Cuyahoga Community College in Cleveland Wednesday, saying the opposition party is obstructing good economic policy for political gain, while supporting policies that contributed to the recent recession.
The speech was aimed squarely at House Minority Leader John Boehner, who spoke in Cleveland in late August on the economy and would become Speaker of the House if Republicans regain control of that half of Congress.
The president called for an extension of the Bush tax cuts for families making less than $250,000 and for the cuts to expire for families making more than that amount.
Watch part of the speech here:
The economy has been a top issue for voters this election cycle. In Ohio, for example, the [July 2010 unemployment rate was 10.3 percent,](http://lmi.state.oh.us/) above the national average of 9.6 percent for August 2010.