Obama’s Weekly Address: Yet Another Plea To Pass The Jobs Bill

Sep 17, 2011 6:01am

Capping off a week of campaigning for his $447 billion jobs plan, President Obama, not surprisingly, uses his weekly address to once again urge Congress to pass the American Jobs Act.

“The time for action is now.  No more games or gridlock.  No more division or delay.  It’s time for the people you sent to Washington to put country before party – to stop worrying so much about their jobs and start worrying more about yours,” he says.

The President lays his plan to create jobs and boost economic growth through new spending and temporary tax cuts. “It’s a jobs bill that does two simple things: put more people back to work, and more money back in the pockets of people who are working,” he says.

Next week President Obama will outline his ideas to reduce the deficit and offer his recommendations for the new congressional super-committee, tasked with identifying $1.5 trillion in cuts.

“On Monday, I’ll lay out my plan for how we’ll do that – how we’ll pay for this plan and pay down our debt by following some basic principles: making sure we live within our means and asking everyone to pay their fair share,” Obama says.

“But right now, we’ve got to get Congress to pass this jobs bill… I know some of them would rather wait another year to wage another election than work together right now.  But most Americans don’t have the luxury of waiting,” he says.  “It’s time to get to work and show the world once again why the United States of America remains the greatest nation on Earth.”

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