Sunday Sound: Heard on 'This Week'

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Below are some of the notable comments made Sunday on "This Week with George Stephanopoulos."

House Speaker John Boehner

The President's "Failing Policies"

1) BOEHNER: The president's policies have failed. That's why the American people are so concerned. And that's why the election basically is a dead heat at this point, which it really shouldn't even be anywhere close. But I do think that it's going to be about the-- the issue is going be the economy. And I believe that Governor Romney's proposals will strengthen our economy and get more Americans back to work.

JP Morgan and "Stupid Trades" and Dodd-Frank's "Big Problems"

2) STEPHANOPOULOS: How about on the issue of JPMorgan? We saw that their losses continue to climb on this trade, but many believe, and I know it's still a murky question, but many believe it would run afoul of the Dodd-Frank law. And it's some-- and they believe that this is a sign, though, that even tougher regulation may be needed. Are you still confident that repealing Dodd-Frank is the right thing to do in the case of stories like this?

BOEHNER: George-- there's no law against stupidity. No law against stupid trades. And as long as depositers money wasn't at risk, and as long as there's no risk of a taxpayer bailout-- they should be held accountable by the market and their shareholders. And they are. I don't believe there's anything in Dodd-Frank-- that would've prevented-- this activity-- at JPMorgan.

3) BOEHNER: I think there are big problems with Dodd-Frank. Very big problems that will make capital harder to develop, to make it harder to create economic growth, and will hurt the prospects for improving our economy and jobs. There's just gaping holes in there. And frankly, the administration knows that there are big problems for this law, and it needs some big changes.

Boehner on Jobs, Debt and Getting Bills Passed

4) BOEHNER: The American people are still asking questions. Where are the jobs? And dealing with our deficit and our debt-- would help create more economic growth-- in the United States. And it would lift the cloud of uncertainty that's causing-- employers to wonder what's next. So dealing with our debt and our deficit are critically important.

5) BOEHNER: The issue is the debt. You know, people aren't-- clamoring to invest in Greece today. And if we don't begin to deal with our debt and our deficit in-- in an honest and serious way, we're not gonna have many options. Listen-- I'm not going to apologize for leading. The real issue here is will the president lead?

6) BOEHNER: .. I've never-- been shy about leading. But you know, leaders need followers. And we've got 89 brand new members. We've got a pretty disparate caucus.

STEPHANOPOULOS: Some say they're leading you.

BOEHNER: It is hard to keep-- 218 frogs in a wheelbarrow long enough to get a bill passed.

House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi

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