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Friday, September 10, 2010

Obama to GOP: 'Get serious' - Josh Gerstein -

Obama to GOP: 'Get serious' - Josh Gerstein -
President Barack Obama came out swinging at a White House news conference on Friday — denouncing Republican policies that he said contributed to the recession and declaring that the Senate must end a month-long standoff over a small-business jobs bill “that’s been held up by a partisan minority.”
“I ran for president because I believe the policies of the previous decade left our economy weaker and our middle class struggling” while benefitting the wealthy, by including a tax cut for the nation’s top earners, Obama said. “It left everyone else pretty much fending for themselves…and left us with a financial crisis and a terrible recession which we are continuing to dig ourselves out of today.”
“I understand there’s an election coming up, but the American people didn’t send us here to think about our jobs, they sent us here to think about theirs,” Obama said. “And if the Republican leadership is prepared to get serious about doing something for families that are hurting out there, I would love to talk to them.”

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