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Obama says Republicans 'hold the purse strings' on jobs package

Publié par Clifford Armion le 11/03/2011

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Peter Nicholas and Lisa Mascaro

Reporting from Washington Even as he takes a series of executive actions to juice the economy, President Obama said he couldn't solve the unemployment crisis alone and needed Republicans in Congress to agree to spend money on new programs to spur hiring. Obama campaigned for his $447-billion jobs package as the Senate was set to take up the next flank of his proposal a $60-billion effort to create construction jobs by renovating the nation's roads, highways and other infrastructure. The proposal would be paid for with a 0.7% surtax on annual household incomes above $1 million. Senate Republicans have stood unanimously against the major provisions of Obama's proposal, and the vote Thursday is not expected to produce a different outcome. Read on...
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"Obama says Republicans 'hold the purse strings' on jobs package", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), mars 2011. Consulté le 15/06/2024. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/obama-says-republicans-hold-the-purse-strings-on-jobs-package