Obama Unveils Jobs Bill
The President is also calling out names like never before
Following a powerful speech last week, President Obama unveiled a copy of his American Jobs Act proposal today, which he says will put people back to work all across the country. Addressing a crowd of teachers, small businesses owners and others who will ultimately benefit from the plan, Obama held the $447 billion proposal in his hand and urged people to get the message out to their members of congress to approve the bill. Direct with his objective to change Americans’ employment situations, Obama told the crowd “this is the bill that Congress needs to pass. No games. no politics. No delays. I’m sending this bill to Congress today, and they ought to pass it immediately.”
Obama also began naming names when referring to those standing in the way of his policies -- something he has not deployed before when in front of the public, deciding instead for a more conciliatory tone. As reported by Politico.com Obama said:
“There are some in Washington who’d rather settle our differences through politics and the elections than try to resolve them now. In fact, Joe and I as we were walking out here looked at a Washington newspaper and quoting a Republican aide saying, ‘I don’t know why we’d want to cooperate with Obama right now. It’s not good for the politics.’ It was explicit.”
Obama first pitched the jobs creation plan to a joint session of Congress Thursday, after weeks of polls revealed Americans fearful of the state of the economy.
Said Obama, “"These are not games we are playing. People are out of work."