Obama Urges Congress to Act on Stalled Jobs
President Obama has sought to deflect blame for the sluggish economy in the U.S. that could possibly hurt his attempt at being re-elected. He is therefore pressuring Congressional Republicans to work together over new policies that are designed to stimulate hiring.
A jobs report from May that was disappointing and other data on the economy has increased concerns that the recovery in the U.S. might be slowing down, just as the European debt crisis threatens to do more harm by rocking the financial markets worldwide. President Obama ticked off a list of proposals that have for months been stalled in Congress. He scolded Republicans for preferring to wait until the election in November is over rather than discuss a way to move forward now.
Only this week, a Republican was quoted as saying why not wait until there are reinforcements. Obama said there are sure to be other Republicans that feel the same way. The remark Obama was referring to was made by Ohio representative Jim Jordan who reportedly said the postponement of fiscal policy decisions until the election was sensible, if one considered Republicans were going to be victorious.
Obama has said many times he feels that Republicans only find excuses not to work together with him so that polices get thwarted that might help make the pace of the economy speed up and confine him to only a single term in the White House.
Republicans on the other hand say the proposals made by Obama only will increase the deficit in the U.S. unless some spending cuts can be made elsewhere.