ACTUALLY..... President Obama has tried working with the House speaker, John Boehner, on a variety of projects that would have helped spur economic growth, but that was like talking to a wall. He has a plan that would create millions of jobs and at the same time benefit the stock market and, yet again, the Republicans are blocking it.
So, the President has had to go it mostly alone. He has cut taxes for all working Americans and put $1,000 back in the pocket of the typical working families. He has passed 18 small business tax cuts that encourage hiring and job creating investments in machinery and equipment.
In March, 2009 the President said "We cannot, and must not, and we will not let our auto industry simply vanish. This industry is like no other, it's an emblem of the American Spirit, a once future symbol of America's success". Now, do you remember who said "let Detroit go bankrupt", you're exactly right it was Gov. Mitt Romney. What a horrific mess that would have been. The emergency loans to save the auto industry saved more than 1.4 million middle class jobs, not only at GM and Chrysler, but also at parts and equipment plants across the country. GM and Chrysler have begun hiring thousands of workers and are building fuel-efficient models. The big 3 auto companies (Chrysler, GM and Ford) are profitable for the first time in ten years.
President Obama passed a Wall Street reform that put an end to taxpayer-funded bailouts, and holds Wall Street accountable. It ensures that if a financial company fails, it will be Wall Street that pays the price - not the American people. It allows the government to shut down failing companies that threaten our economy.
The new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau will work to ensure that consumers are protected from unfair and financial practices, including hidden credit card interest rate hikes and mortgage payment costs and increases.
These are certainly only a few of President Obama's accomplishments. What we need now is to be sure that he gets re-elected, to finish what he's started. He has a plan and he knows how to do it.
Are you registered to vote? Get out there in November and make your choice known. OBAMA-2012!!!