Saturday, August 13, 2011

President Obama: 'Put Country Ahead of Party'

Highlight of the week: speaking in Michigan on August 11th, President Obama called on Congress to act on a number of measures to create jobs and grow our economy:
“[T]here are more steps that we can take to help this economy [grow] faster. There are things we can do right now that will put more money in your pockets; will help businesses sell more products around the world; will put people to work in Michigan and across the country. And to get these things done, we do need Congress.

“They’re common-sense ideas that have been supported in the past by Democrats and Republicans… The only thing keeping us back is our politics. The only thing preventing these bills from being passed is the refusal of some folks in Congress to put the country ahead of party. There are some in Congress right now who would rather see their opponents lose than see America win.

“And that has to stop. It’s got to stop. We’re supposed to all be on the same team, especially when we’re going through tough times. We can’t afford to play games—not right now, not when the stakes are so high for our economy.”
You can find out more about the measures the President has proposed here.
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