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President Obama Slams House GOP Over Unfinished Business:Some members of Congress are more worried about their jobs and their paychecks than they are about yours,

Jeff King 2012/09/23 00:22:42
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President Obama is blasting lawmakers for leaving Washington for a six-week recess ahead of the November election without acting on his proposals to boost job creation and jump-start the economy.

"Without much fanfare, members of the House of Representatives banged a gavel, turned out the lights and rushed home, declaring their work finished for now," Obama said in his weekly address. "If that frustrates you, it should - because their work isn't finished."

"Apparently, some members of Congress are more worried about their jobs and their paychecks this campaign season than they are about yours," he added.

If Congress had "gotten its act together," the president said, lawmakers would have extended tax cuts for the middle class and passed a farm bill to aid ranchers and farmers hit by natural disasters.

If Congress had "done the right thing," Obama added, lawmakers would have created a veterans' jobs corps to help returning troops find work and acted to help homeowners refinance at lower rates.

Instead, he said, "Republicans in Congress have dragged their feet. And now they're gone."

Obama urged lawmakers to listenrepublicans have dragged their feet to the needs of their constituents during the break and "come back in November and do this work."

The president concluded by asking the public for its help.

"If you see them campaigning back home, tell them in person, because there's been enough talk: It's time for action," he said.

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  • Yoru 2012/09/23 00:25:42
    It's House Republicans fault America is not working
    Yoru
    +3
    just look at the approval rating for congress which is at an all time low. Partisanship has obviously delayed progress.

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  • mich52 2012/09/23 02:10:16
  • maquignon 2012/09/23 01:38:30
    It's Obama's fault
    maquignon
    Who the hell is he to say anything about anybody else. He plays golf, goes on vacations, goes to fund raisers, has dinner, goes to bed at the height of crises! He is such a hypocrite!!!
  • Grabitz 2012/09/23 00:40:56
    It's House Republicans fault America is not working
    Grabitz
    +2
    They should have took care of business without the GOP . Maybe then they would have got something done .
  • Karen E 2012/09/23 00:34:29
    It's Obama's fault
    Karen E
    +2
    hypocrite , he is worried about keeping his job too. i call total bs...........
  • Jeff King Karen E 2012/09/23 00:41:28
  • Jeff King 2012/09/23 00:33:58 (edited)
  • Mr. T 2012/09/23 00:28:28
    It's Obama's fault
    Mr. T
    +2
    The ONLY reason he is doing this is to try and gain points himself and does not want them out there campaigning against him. They pulled this very same stunt before.
  • Jeff King Mr. T 2012/09/23 00:37:35
  • Mr. T Jeff King 2012/09/23 01:16:05
    Mr. T
    Cut and paste much?
  • Jeff King Mr. T 2012/09/23 01:19:55 (edited)
  • Mr. T Jeff King 2012/09/23 01:30:35
    Mr. T
    +1
    "I'm HAVE Mexican"...LMAO.
  • Yoru 2012/09/23 00:25:42
    It's House Republicans fault America is not working
    Yoru
    +3
    just look at the approval rating for congress which is at an all time low. Partisanship has obviously delayed progress.
  • sickofpolitics 2012/09/23 00:25:07
    It's Obama's fault
    sickofpolitics
    +2
    Pot meet kettle!!! He has spent most of his presidency campaigning, vacationing, golfing ad creating failed policies while he has been increasing our debt. Such a freaking hypocrite!!!
  • Jeff King sickofp... 2012/09/23 00:39:23
  • sickofp... Jeff King 2012/09/23 00:42:07
    sickofpolitics
    Where is your proof. Even when the dems controlled the house and senate they never passed a budget and only pushed agenda items through. Partisan politics runs both ways... Dems are not any better!!
  • Jeff King sickofp... 2012/09/23 00:43:55
  • sickofp... Jeff King 2012/09/23 00:47:04
    sickofpolitics
    Really, no secret meeting for dems.... Come on they have had bunches of them, like during the debacle of Obamacare and many others, so again where is your proof to the secret meeting????? Newt was busy campaigning at the time so when did he have a chance to slither in for a meeting???

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