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Economy: Obama Jobs Speech #1006593

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Sep 08, 2011
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(Washington: Scott Pelley) President Obama’s address to Congress on jobs introduced.

(White House: Norah O’Donnell) Obama’s plan to create jobs previewed; details given about his American Jobs Act that includes tax cuts, infrastructure spending and aid to the unemployed and state and local governments; speech excerpts quoted. The cost of the plan and how it will be paid for noted.

(Washington: Scott Pelley) Unemployment rates in years the last 3 one-term presidents did not get re-elected and their job approval ratings cited and compared to Obama.

(Washington: Scott Pelley; Capitol: Nancy Cordes) The likely reaction of Congressional Republicans and possible areas of agreement discussed.

(Washington: Scott Pelley) Report introduced.

(New York: Anthony Mason) The feasibility of Obama’s plan examined; job creation estimate cited. [Tax Policy Center Howard GLECKMAN††- says it’s not enough to kick start the economy but enough for Republicans to say “big spender Obama.”] [Small business owner Kevin NORDMAN††- says he doesn’t have confidence in employing additional people.] The warning from economist Mark Zandi that GDP growth will be cut if nothing is done noted.

(Washington: Scott Pelley, Bob Schieffer) The political realities for Obama discussed; scenes shown of him leaving the White House. CBS coverage of the address noted.

Pelley, Scott;
O’Donnell, Norah;
Cordes, Nancy;
Mason, Anthony;
Bob, Scott Pelley,

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