Speaking to an audience in Mesquite, Texas, on Tuesday, President Obama called out the House majority leader for opposing a vote on his jobs package.
"Eric Cantor said that right now he won't even let the jobs bill have a vote in the House," Obama said. "What's the problem? Do they not have the time? They just had a week off."
Obama went on to argue that opposing a vote on the bill equates to opposing economic growth, and he asked Cantor, R-Va., to come to Dallas to explain which part of the bill he doesn't like.
"Tell small-business owners and workers in this community why you'd rather defend tax breaks for folks who don't need them, for millionaires, rather than tax cuts for middle-class families," Obama said, directing his remarks at Cantor. "And if you won't do that, at least put this jobs bill up for a vote so that the entire country knows exactly where members of Congress stand. Put your cards on the table."
The speech was preceded by two fundraisers in Dallas. The president will attend two more fundraisers in St. Louis before returning to Washington.
Meanwhile, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., sensing divisions among Democrats, forced Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., to block a vote on Obama's proposal.
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