Obama assails GOP, promotes new jobs program
MILWAUKEE – A combative President Barack Obama has rolled out a long-term jobs program before a cheering Labor Day crowd and coupled it with a campaign-season assault on Republicans for causing Americans’ hard economic times.
The program will exceed $50 billion to rebuild roads, railways and runways. But it’s fate in Congress is in doubt.
GOP leaders instantly assailed Obama’s proposal. And Democrats will likely be reluctant to approve additional spending and higher federal deficits just weeks before elections that will determine control of Congress.
Obama said Republican policies have led to record federal deficits and caused “the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression.”