Rep. Kline: Government spending doesn't lead to jobs

House Education and the Workforce Committee Chairman John Kline (R-Minn.) on Friday morning rejected Democratic arguments that regulatory scrutiny is not the way to create jobs, and said the Democratic proposal to spend government money has been a proven failure.

"Clearly, we believe, and I believe, that we are directly addressing jobs, because we found out over the last few years, certainly the last two years, that spending billions and hundreds of billions and trillions of dollars does not in fact put America back to work," Kline said on the floor Friday morning.

"Without fiscal responsibility, without addressing the exploding debt, without addressing the job-killing healthcare plan which we've done, and without addressing the blizzard of regulations that is coming out of this administration and every industry, we're not going to be able to create these jobs," Kline said earlier in his remarks.

Kline was responding to a comment from Rep. Robert Andrews (D-N.J.), who, along with other Democrats, said debating a resolution calling for more regulatory scrutiny among House committees is a "political exercise" that won't create jobs.