Obama plans to do what Congress did not

Congress left town for their August vacation with unfinished business.

President Barack Obama  (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

President Barack Obama
(AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

President Barack Obama says he’s taking action on his own because Congress is doing so little for working families.

In his weekly radio and Internet address, Obama says the economy is improving. He says decisions made now can ensure things keep improving.

Obama says he’s been pushing policies addressing jobs, student loans and wages. He says all of the policies would help families feel more stable, but all have been blocked by Republicans.

Obama says Congress left town for their August vacation with unfinished business. He says he hopes when lawmakers get back, Washington can join together in common purpose.

In the Republican address, Rep. Greg Walden of Oregon says Obama is disengaged when he should be leading. He says the midterm elections are a chance to deliver accountability.

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Online:

Obama address: www.whitehouse.gov

GOP address: www.nrcc.org

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One Response to "Obama plans to do what Congress did not"

  1. Pablo  August 4, 2014 at 6:35 am

    Seems to me that trying to initiate new policies meant to help people, and therefore the country as a hole, when nobody else can put petty bickering aside to do it themselves, is a pretty damned good example of leading.

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