By Keith Laing - 10/25/12 04:13 PM EDT
As the presidential race has focused increasingly on Ohio, Obama has hammered Romney for a 2008 op-ed he wrote in the New York Times that was titled "Let Detroit Go Bankrupt."
Romney has pushed back against the attacks by arguing that he was in favor of a "managed bankruptcy" for the auto industries. But Obama has said only the federal government had enough money during the economic panic of 2008 to float the car companies' loans.
Boehner said the debate obscures the point about government's role in the American economy.
“The Delphi pension scandal underscores the danger of government bureaucrats picking winners and losers in the private sector," he said. "That’s why Republicans have focused on getting our economy moving by getting government out of the way and removing barriers — like the president’s small business tax hike — that make it harder to create jobs. The American people need a president who will do the same.”