Cantor to Washington: Leave the ‘Parenting to the Parents’

by Andrew Johnson

At the American Enterprise Institute this afternoon, House majority leader Eric Cantor’s “Make Life Work” speech framed the need for tax, education, and immigration reform from the perspective of parents wanting the best for future generations. “The best way to ensure that [parents'] hope for the future is restored is by making opportunity a reality for them, and it’s going to come if we provide a path forward, give them the tools to take advantage of a growing economy,” Cantor said. “We need to see business expansion and start-ups created, so that there can be more jobs and opportunity for their kids, and for them.”

“Now just like parents, Washington has got to start showing care for the generations ahead while leaving the parenting to the parents,” Cantor continued. “Now, government policy’s got to strike a balance between what is needed to advance the next generation, what we can afford, what is a federal responsibility, and what is necessary to ensure our children are safe, healthy and able to reach their dreams.”

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