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Obama Urges Congress To Pass $450 Billion JOBS PLAN ‘Right Away’ – Fox News

September 8, 2011

Obama Urges Congress to Pass $450 Billion Jobs Plan ‘Right Away’

Published September 09, 2011 | FoxNews.com

With one of the most anticipated speeches of his presidency in the rear-view mirror, President Obama now faces what Republicans already have signaled will be an uphill battle getting his jobs plan passed.

Obama outlined the $450 billion plan’s mix of tax cuts, tax credits, infrastructure investments and other measures in his speech Thursday night to Congress, urging lawmakers repeatedly to pass it “right away” to help put millions of Americans back to work.

But House Speaker John Boehner offered little more endorsement than that it “meritted consideration,” while a top Senate Republican, echoing others in his party, dismissed it as more of Obama’s “tired agenda.”

At stake is an economy sputtering along with an unemployment rate persistently above 9 percent and at risk of falling back into recession.

Obama repeatedly called on lawmakers to pass his plan “right away,” saying “there should be nothing controversial” about the American Jobs Act. He said all the proposals are paid for with spending cuts, although he won’t detail them until next week.

via Obama Urges Congress To Pass $450 Billion Jobs Plan ‘Right Away’ | Fox News.

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One Comment
  1. Kenneth Chemin permalink
    September 9, 2011 8:43 AM

    There is other ways to get the economy moving that does not cost tax payers money. Get the government out of the way do away with obama’s strangle hold. Start drilling for more oil and gas, and use more liquid natural gas. Buy the way kill this job bill.

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