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Economy / Obama Interview #1007010

NBC Evening News for Monday, Sep 12, 2011
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(Studio: Brian Williams) Announcement from Bank of America about job cuts and branch closings while President Obama attempts to sell his new jobs plan reported.

(White House: Brian Williams) Exclusive interview held with Obama about the economy and his declining approval rating. [OBAMA – says Congress still has an opportunity to help the American people; notes Speaker of the House John Boehner has said some of his proposals deserve consideration; states doing nothing is not an option; notes the significance of the turmoil in Europe; outlines his plan for creating jobs; comments on the political fight over the debt ceiling; says he learned not to worry about polls; says the American people are understandably impatient; says he will be judged by whether we have stayed focused on moving the economy in the right direction; says this country always gets through these storms.

(Studio: Brian Williams) The administration’s announcement that Obama’s jobs plan will be paid for through tax hikes noted.

Williams, Brian

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