President Obama and the American Jobs Act

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President Obama challenged Congress last night to shut down the "political circus" in Washington and work together--before next year's election. He said everything in his American Jobs Act had been approved in the past by both Democrats and Republicans. He told them to pass it no less than 15 times.  He asked Americans to demand action and today — as promised --he took his $447-billion program out on the road. The first stop is Richmond, Virginia,in the district of the Republican minority leader in Congress, Eric Cantor. Is it "bold" enough for Democrats to rally behind it?  Is there any chance for support from the GOP?  Will voters decide that the "circus" is still going on?

 


Credits

Guests:
Michael Scherer - Washington Post - @michaelscherer, Don Peck - The Atlantic, John Makin - American Enterprise Institute, Scott Timberg - freelance journalist - @TheMisreadCity, Jay Goltz - Chicago business owner

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Frances Anderton, Christian Bordal, Caitlin Shamberg