Expectations Growing for Obama’s Make or Break Jobs Speech
Published: September 07, 2011 at 8:38 pm
The Obama administration understands that this is a critical moment, not just for this President, but for the economy, which has been struggling all summer despite signs earlier this year that maybe the economy was starting to recover.
After last month’s report showing there was zero jobs growth it confirmed the worst fears of the White House.
Administration officials know they have to do something dramatic tomorrow night to try to change the storyline, to change the scenario. The bottom line is that the price of the President’s job plan is fluid and likely rising by the hour as Democratic leaders apply more pressure on the President to go bigger.
Jay Carney, White House Press Secretary, referencing the President’s upcoming speech said, “He will make the case very aggressively that the measures he puts forward tomorrow night are the kinds of things that will help spur economic growth that will lead to greater and faster job creation in the United States.”
Of course, the higher the price tag on the proposed job package, the greater the protests from House Republicans, elected in the wave election of November 2010 with a promise to reduce the national debt.
The last thing House Republicans can agree to is “Groundhog” day all over again. Insanity is trying the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result.
Conservative Republican Roy Blunt said today that he thinks the President set expectations far too high by setting this up as a joint session of Congress.
In addition to the pressure on the President’s speech, expectations are also growing for job solutions from GOP candidates competing to secure the Republican presidential nomination.Continued on the next page