Obama will submit his jobs plan to Congress Monday
September 11th, 2011
11:36 PM ET
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Obama will submit his jobs plan to Congress Monday

Washington (CNN) - President Barack Obama will take to the Rose Garden on Monday to make a pitch for his jobs creation plan and announce he is sending it to Congress later that evening, the White House said.

Obama will be joined by teachers, veterans, small-business owners and others who would benefit from the American Jobs Act's passage, the White House said Sunday.

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  1. Little Jimmy Truth

    Time to watch Monday Night Football!!!

    September 11, 2011 11:43 pm at 11:43 pm |
  2. Four and The Door

    If we have learned anything from the Obama Administration's economic experiments so far it should be that you can't buy the economy back to health with short-term gimmicks. But you can spend a huge amount of money trying to do that.

    Let's watch and see if the debt increases another $450 billion to learn this lesson again. Hopefully the House Republicans put the ixnay on this latest scam. C'mon. Focus. Do what you said you were going to do . Address the already obscene $15 trillion debt and take the reliable way back to prosperity. It's called financial management. Yeah, it's tough.But it's the right thing to do. The future of our country depends on it.

    September 11, 2011 11:54 pm at 11:54 pm |
  3. TEAPARTY Mike

    The American people don't want a bad bill passed quickly. They want Congress to take the time necessary to craft a good bill that will work. Obama's approval rating dropped to 42% in Sunday's Gallup daily tracking poll for the period of 9/8 through 9/10. That's Obama's big circus speech to Congress and a couple of stump speeches since. If Obama had hit a big winner with voters with stimulus two, he should have gotten a bump not a drop. We will see, but I would guess polling over the coming days will show Obama's stimulus two is not popular with a majority of voters. If so they will not want a bill they don't like passed at all, let alone quickly. I think there are some good ideas in Obama's plan and some bad ones too. With the debt as high as it is now, there is no sense wasting billions on things that have already been tried and did not work. Let's all hope that Obama is willing to work with Republicans, and between Obama and the Republicans, they can come up with a better bill than what Obama is going to send to Congress. Let's all hope both Obama and the Republicans are willing to put country before party on this and not make this all about the 2012 election instead.

    September 12, 2011 12:32 am at 12:32 am |
  4. Elaine

    I think that the president wisely chose to include many of the Republicans' own ideas in the bill to try to get them to pass it.I'm sure that many , if not most of them, will try to find every reason not to; and the bill probably won't pass without being amended; but I think that it will be very difficult for them to do absolutely nothing this time because of the public's outrage, although I thought that I had seen everything with the Debt Ceiling negotiations.

    September 12, 2011 01:37 am at 1:37 am |
  5. AlaskaPalin

    Although I will not vote for obama- I really liked the speech to congress. He was optimistic. There was a fighting spirit. Most of the plan seems to be tax breaks to small businesses and workers there was also the infrastructure spending which is badly needed. Although its 'more of the same' it should be used a point of reference to help create jobs. An energy component is needed and the repatriation of 2trillion dollars held offshore needs to be considered. With that said, only what can be paid for, will create jobs and give the greatest returns on this investment should be implemented. By helping americans get jobs that's how we'll get obama to lose his job?

    September 12, 2011 03:06 am at 3:06 am |
  6. K

    Yes Mr President. Give them hell! And then some more.

    September 12, 2011 07:01 am at 7:01 am |
  7. Sandy

    Pass it right away!

    September 12, 2011 07:04 am at 7:04 am |
  8. John, PA

    Finally something on jobs from president zero the Congress can begin to work on and it only took two and a half years plus. Amazing; something other than a speech from teleprompter president.

    September 12, 2011 07:43 am at 7:43 am |