Obama Calls on Americans for Bill Support

ST. LOUIS, MO -- President Obama is pushing his 447-billion-dollar jobs bill at a St. Louis fundraiser

The President specifically called on Americans for their support.

House Republicans did not bring the jobs bill to a vote.

So President Obama asked those at the fundraiser to contact Congress about it saying: "I am absolutely positive that we will make the right decisions for our children and grandchildren. But in order to do that I need your help. So, I'm gonna need you to go out there, and I want you to email and fax and tweet and visit and write an old fashioned letter, tell your members of Congress pass this bill. Let's put people back to work."

The president's blueprint jobs plan includes a series of targeted tax cuts, infrastructure spending and new job training assistance.

Top Republicans are opposed to any measure that raises taxes, saying 'it could hurt the economy.'

House Republicans see the President as not being open to compromise-- they in turn vow to move on trade agreements and regulatory reform.


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