"Opposition is always easy," he said. "Saying 'no' to something is easy. Saying 'yes' to something and figuring out how to solve problems and governing, that's hard."
Obama press secretary Robert Gibbs chimed in with that same sentiment today.
"I do think you've heard, certainly, recently a lot more criticism than you've heard suggestions," he said.
Republican Rep. John Boehner of Ohio responded to that by saying that their ideas have been ignored.
"All those who are at the White House suggesting that we're the party of 'no,' we have offered our ideas," the House minority leader said. "The president, frankly, made very encouraging comments about our proposal. And, yet, all of those ideas were ignored when the stimulus bill was put together."
Despite Republican opposition, there are already talks of a second stimulus plan, but House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., pushed back on the idea that one may be pending, saying she'd like to see this first stimulus package play out first.
"You don't ever close the door to being prepared for whatever eventually may come, but I think that is not a near, near thing," she said.