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It’s unfair to the American people that the president is more willing to hold gimmicky press events than he is willing to take this job seriously. Instead of crying wolf, he could work with Congress to save less than 2 cents out of every tax dollar spent.

The campaign is over, Mr. President. You were re-elected. Start acting like it. The American people demand better than this. Right now, this nation needs some Main Street common sense more than the government needs its extra 2 cents.

Rep. Kevin Brady, Texas Republican, is chairman of the Joint Economic Committee and a senior member of the House Ways and Means Committee.