State of the Union: Reactions
"Jobs" received over 45 mentions in President Obama's State of the Union speech. Two key passages:
"A year and a half ago, I put forward an American Jobs Act that independent economists said would create more than one million new jobs. I thank the last Congress for passing some of that agenda, and I urge this Congress to pass the rest."
"Let's offer incentives to companies that hire Americans who've got what it takes to fill that job opening, but have been out of work so long that no one will give them a chance."
Remember: based on projections from Macroeconomics Advisors and Moody's, we may see an additional 12 million jobs over the next four years. That is, as long as Congress, specifically the House GOP, can figure out how to stop manufacturing crises and holding the economy hostage.