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Obama: I'll Release Job Policies Until Every American Who Wants a Job Can Find One

President Obama delivers remarks at Johnson Controls, an advanced battery facility, in Holland, Mich., on Thursday.(JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

photo of Rebecca Kaplan
August 11, 2011

President Obama pledged to release new proposals for job creation “week by week” that he says will help businesses hire more workers.

“I'm going to keep at it until every single American who wants a job can find one,” Obama said. He was speaking at Johnson Controls advanced battery facility in Holland, Mich., one of two events he held this week to talk about spurring economic growth.

The president's speeches have come among a spate of bad economic news, including the downgrading of the U.S. credit rating last week by Standard and Poor’s and wild swings in the stock markets. The market continued to climb as Obama spoke. The last time he made a public speech, on Monday, the market dropped 18 points during the course of his speech. 

 

The president is set to embark on a three-day bus tour next week, mostly of rural economies, where he may release some of these proposals.

During the speech, Obama derided the partisan politics he says are holding back our economy. “There is nothing wrong with our country. There is something wrong with the politics,” he told the assembled workers. He said members of Congress need to spend more time listening to their constituents rather than have them arguing amongst each other in the Capitol. That perhaps signals that he is not calling them back into session because he hopes they will face pressure from the American people.

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