House GOP Requests Meeting with Obama Tomorrow

House Republican leaders have asked President Obama to meet with their economic team tomorrow to discuss the GOP's thoughts on how to respond to the economic crisis.

Obama reached out to Republicans for input in crafting an economic stimulus plan during a Jan. 5 meeting on Capitol Hill. Now, they say, they're ready to give it.

GOP leaders sent a letter to President Obama today formally requesting a meeting between Obama and their Jan. 5 meeting as a task force to develop the input Obama had sought.

In the letter, the top House Republicans offered little detail of what specific proposals their working group would suggest: "The challenge as we see it is to create a plan that helps middle class taxpayers and small businesses without wasting money or exploding our national deficit. We believe the economic recovery plan should primarily create real, long term jobs, encourage entrepreneurs, and help average Americans keep more of their money to save and invest," they wrote.

The entire text of the letter, which was signed by Cantor, House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio), Rep. Thaddeus McCotter (R-Mich.), Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), and Rep. Mike Pence (R-Ind.), is below:
Dear President Obama:

Congratulations on your inauguration as our nation