PRESIDENT OBAMA'S POSITION
|"The purpose of the American Jobs Act is simple: to put more people back to work and more money in the pockets of those who are working. It will create more jobs for construction workers, more jobs for teachers, more jobs for veterans, and more jobs for long-term unemployed. It will provide a tax break for companies who hire new workers, and it will cut payroll taxes in half for every working American and every small business. It will provide a jolt to an economy that has stalled, and give companies confidence that if they invest and if they hire, there will be customers for their products and services. You should pass this jobs plan right away." --President Barack Obama, Sept.8, 2011 transcript|
supporting President Obama's "American Jobs Act"
The President's speech is 37 minutes long. Sept.8, 2011
Congressman Russ Carhahan's (D-MO) response to the President's speech is about 3 minutes long.
Former Governor Ed Rendell (D-PA) 4 minute argument that government spending on infrastructure is a good way to create jobs