Obama hails job growth, slams GOP in weekly address
May 3rd, 2014
03:36 PM ET
8 months ago

Obama hails job growth, slams GOP in weekly address

Washington (CNN) - President Barack Obama welcomed the growth in employment in Friday's jobs report and took a shot at Republicans in Congress for their staunch opposition to his economic proposals.

In his weekly address, the President tried to link the economy's growth to his "Year of Action" initiative, his attempt to work around Republican opposition in Congress by signing executive actions to push forward his policies.


Among the actions Obama highlighted: raising wages for those working on federal contracts, efforts to strengthen equal-pay-for-women laws and changes to overtime pay regulation.

The economy could grow even more, he said, if he had the support of Congress to pass some of his proposals.

"They've said 'no' to raising the minimum wage, 'no' to equal pay for equal work and 'no' to restoring the unemployment insurance they let expire for more than 2 million Americans looking for a new job," he said.

He went on to take a jab at the GOP's continuous war against ObamaCare.

"They've now voted more than 50 times to take apart the Affordable Care Act - imagine if they voted 50 times on serious jobs bills."


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  1. Chris-E...al

    @ nathan . Your right its called abby normal libya disease and you dont want it . .

    May 4, 2014 09:41 pm at 9:41 pm |
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