(CNN) - President Obama on Friday touted the benefits of his economic recovery plan at a police cadet graduation made possible as a result of the recently passed $787 billion stimulus package.
"We've got big challenges ahead of us," Obama said at the ceremony for 25 new Columbus, Ohio police officers.
But the stimulus plan would facilitate an economic recovery, he said, in part by helping support workers in law enforcement, teaching and other public sector professions.
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"Because of this plan, stories like the one we're celebrating here in Columbus will soon take place all across this nation," the president said as he announced the distribution of $2 billion in new law enforcement grants from the stimulus package.
The graduating cadets were informed at the end of January that they would be laid off because of a shortfall in the city's budget, Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman said.
all you people just write about hate president obama is doing a great job why do so many of you want to see your president fail? do president obama's being successful scare you that much or the fact that he is a a successful black man. only in america.
I cant give you a number but there was plenty of jobs created after 9/11 happened. You can wait all you want. i hope you grow old waiting for Obama to actually do something right
Just one question: Who created this situation? So, to some of you trailer park bubbas put the blame where it belongs. If President Obama fails, we all go down.
wow...bunch of cry babies....waaaaa he is socialist,,,,waaaa waaa he uses a teleprompter... waaaa its atlas shrugg (yeah right!) ...waa he rides air force one...waaaaa it will be a civil war....waaaaaa waaaaaaaaaa waaaaaaaaaaaa..Bunch of complaining spoonfed idiots whiners. Suck it up.