House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, R-Va., used the GOP's Saturday radio address to roll out his package of proposals for the coming week.
He mentioned positive, albeit limited, efforts to corral big government, including congressional review of new regulations that increase costs to businesses and requiring government agencies to adopt customer service standards.
I would suggest, however, that House Republicans would be smart to address the biggest job-killer and source of mistrust in government by focusing on Obamacare.
They should do so in meaningful ways that go beyond empty threats to shut down the government.
First, the straw that may break the back of Obamacare is the state exchanges. Anecdotal reports suggest that these exchanges, at least half of which are to be operated by the feds, are a tangled mess.
The House should hold hearings, call in the governors, and pull back the curtain on the chaos about to unfold.
In addition, the House should remind voters what we know about the IRS scandal, what the administration has told us, and how the White House's evolving story has diverged from the facts.
Then it will be time to pull in the IRS to explain how it is going to run Obamacare.
What protections are in place? Who will have authority to oversee this, and are any personnel involved in the current IRS scandal going to be running Obamacare?
The level of trust that the administration seeks to invest in a troubled and disgraced agency is jaw-dropping, and voters should know about it.