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Upon Returning from Vacation, Obama Talks About How Hard He’s Working


Back to work!

President Obama said today that next week he will unveil “a series of steps that Congress can take immediately” to help grow the economy and create jobs, his two top priorities.

“That’s our urgent mission,” Obama said as he nominated economist Alan Krueger to head his Council of Economic Advisers. “That’s what I’m fighting for every single day.”

I’m fighting for it every day, the president said, upon ending his nine-day vacation. I’m sure the caddies of the nation thank him.

Obama and aides are working on a major speech for next week centered on the nation’s 9.1% unemployment rate.

Wait, a “major speech”? I thought he promised a “very specific plan.

The president is likely to discuss items he has pitched before, including an extension of payroll tax cuts, a string of free-trade deals and new infrastructure projects.

Can you feel the excitement?

Tags: Barack Obama


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