President Obama again used his weekly address to continue his push for the American Jobs Act and he asked Republicans to vote for the American people, instead of standing on the sidelines watching the economy go down the drain.
“There are too many people hurting in this country for us to simply do nothing,” he said.” The economy is too fragile for us to let politics get in the way of action. The people who represent you in Washington have a responsibility to do what’s best for you – not what’s best for their party.”
President Obama also directed some of his address to people like Eric Cantor, the House Majority Leader. Earlier in the week, Mr. Cantor said that the House of Representative will not be voting on the American Jobs Act. President Obama called on all in Congress to vote on the bill, or explain to their reasoning for ignoring the wishes of the American people.
So any Senator out there who’s thinking about voting against this jobs bill needs to explain why they would oppose something that we know would improve our economic situation. If the Republicans in Congress think they have a better plan for creating jobs right now, they should prove it.
The President also explained that the Jobs Act is fully paid for. It will also have “a significant” effect on the economy.
Independent experts who do this for a living have said that this jobs bill will have a significant effect for our economy and middle-class families all across America.