Obama Takes Jobs Message Out of Washington

Thursday night President Obama addressed Congress about his $447 billion jobs plan, and on Friday he took it on the road. Speaking to a crowd of almost 8,000 at the University of Pheonix, Obama reiterated his plan to extend payroll tax cuts for employees, add more payroll tax cuts for employers, extend unemployment insurance among other things to create more jobs. The speech took place in the district of Republican House Majority Lead Eric Cantor, one of the GOP lawmakers who continue to spar with the president on his handling of the struggling economy. "To their credit, I was glad to hear some Republicans, including your congressman, say that... they see room for us to work together," Obama said. House Republican leaders promised to quickly review the American Jobs Act, the L.A. Times reports, but they did not indicate whether or not they would pass his recommendations.

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