Obama says jobs bill will have immediate impact
September 24th, 2011
02:15 PM ET
10 years ago

Obama says jobs bill will have immediate impact

(CNN) - President Barack Obama says the passage of his new jobs bill will help improve America's troubled economy.

"That's going to make a difference right away," the president told BET network. "It's estimated that that would grow the economy by an extra 2%, put a 1.9 million people back to work. Those aren't our estimates. Those are independent estimates. So that could make a difference."


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  1. Justin

    This is a wonerfull idea. Im sick of some people saying well these are only temporary jobs bla bla bla.... well a temporary job is better then no job. Sure these jobs might not be dream jobs but can we afford to be picky? These are not jobs at taco bell either. Why not pass this jobs bill? if it doesnt work then hold Obama accountable. Im a supporter & im saying blame him if this doesnt work but im confident that it would. What do we have to loose? everytime we have been a resession it took spending of one form or another to bring us out of it. I dont see why people other then republicans would oppose this. WHAT DO WE HAVE TO LOOSE?

    September 24, 2011 02:40 pm at 2:40 pm |
  2. bill

    Has the bill been submitted yet?

    September 24, 2011 02:52 pm at 2:52 pm |
  3. Chipster

    Republicans have only one goal and that's to win in 2012. They will never, ever, ever agree to anything that they fear will succeed, no matter how much damage they do to the nation. They serve corporate interests and will dismantle Social Security to get their hands on the $2.6 trillion surplus allocated to those who paid into the system for decades. They use religion and fear to gain support from people whose interest they do not serve.

    September 24, 2011 03:02 pm at 3:02 pm |
  4. coffee party

    Then start the process right the way. We will support anyone who tirelessly and selflessly to promote employment for the unemployed for this country. We support you, President Obama, this term and next term!

    September 24, 2011 03:06 pm at 3:06 pm |
  5. d

    Pass the bill! doing nothing as some gop endorse is making matters worse!

    September 24, 2011 03:14 pm at 3:14 pm |
  6. Rick McDaniel

    That's yet another lie. Pardon me, I have lost count of the continuous stream of lies, from Obama.

    September 24, 2011 03:19 pm at 3:19 pm |
  7. mk1

    Of course the jobs bill will have immediate results. That is exactly why the Republicans are against it, they do not want to give the President any sort of victory. Republicans care little for the average American as is abundantly clear by their actions and rhetoric.

    September 24, 2011 03:51 pm at 3:51 pm |
  8. Little Jimmy Truth

    That's his talking.

    September 24, 2011 04:09 pm at 4:09 pm |