Saturday, November 19, 2011

President Obama talks trip abroad, announces new trade deals

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Saturday, November 5, 2011

Vice President Biden fills in for this week's address

Vice President Biden stepped in for President Obama to deliver this week's address. In addition to highlighting presidential executive orders on student loans and home refinancing, Vice President Biden also discussed the need to act now on jobs, continuing to pressure Republican lawmakers who have voted against the President's jobs proposals in recent weeks:



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Saturday, October 29, 2011

On jobs and economy, President Obama says he'll act where Congress has failed

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Wednesday, September 28, 2011

President, American Jobs Act, make way to Denver, CO

Denver, CO - The next stop on President Obama's tour to push the American Jobs Act was a stop in Denver, CO on Wednesday. Talking matters ranging from school renovations to infrastructure, the President kept pressure on Congress to act on the jobs bill:

"Bridges need renovations. Roads need renovations. We need to lay broadband lines in rural areas. There are construction projects like these all across this country just waiting to get started and there are millions of unemployed construction workers ready to do the job. So my question to Congress is, 'What on earth are you waiting for?' Let's get to work."

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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

President Obama answers questions at LinkedIn town hall event

Mountain View, CA - President Obama continued his push to garner support for the American Jobs Act, as well as discuss the economy in general, with a LinkedIn town hall event in Mountain View, CA. Here is a video of the event:

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Friday, September 23, 2011

President Obama advocates infrastructure, jobs at bridge in Cincinnati, OH

Cincinnati, OH - "Cincinnati, we are better than that." The President spoke this challenge in front of a Cincinnati bridge in need of repairs - a bridge that, according to President Obama, will benefit from the American Jobs Act. The overall theme of the American Jobs Act brought the President to Cincinnati, OH, however it was the pressing issue of jobs that focused the conversation. With infrastructure in need of repair, the President's bill proclaims that it will put construction workers back on the job if it passes Congress.

President Obama connected the dots for what's at stake, arguing that, "...construction companies, have been hit harder by this economic crisis than almost any other industry in America." The President continued:

"And there are millions of construction workers who are still out there looking for a job. They're ready to work, but things have been a little tough. That doesn't mean that there is not plenty of construction waiting to get done in this country."

Turning his attention to the Cincinnati bridge behind him, President Obama pointed to the "Brent Spence Bridge" as an example of the need to put people back to work rebuilding and upgrading the nation's infrastructure:

"Behind us stands the Brent Spence Bridge. It's located on one of the busiest trucking routes in North America. It sees about 150,000 vehicles every single day. And it's in such poor condition that it's been labeled 'functionally obsolete.'"

President Obama returned the conversation to the American Jobs Act,

"This bill is not that complicated. It's a bill that would put people back to work rebuilding America -- repairing our roads, repairing our bridges, repairing our schools. It would lead to jobs for concrete workers like the ones here at Hilltop; jobs for construction workers and masons, carpenters, plumbers, electricians, architects, engineers, ironworkers -- put folks back to work. There is work to be done, and there are workers ready to do it."

Take a look at the rest of President Obama's speech in Cincinnati, OH:

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