FIRED UP

Obama: 'It's Time to Act'

At the AFL-CIO Union picnic on Monday, President Barack Obama was back in fiery campaign mode, stumping for his health-care plan that's been mired in Congress. “Every debate at some point comes to an end,” he said. “At some point it’s time to act. Ohio, it’s time to act.” Obama backed the public option, saying it would "help improve quality and bring down costs," although CNN reports the Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus (D-MT) will submit a public option-free proposed bill. The president also addressed last year’s financial crisis and its detrimental effect on the middle class. “Wealth was valued over work, selfishness over sacrifice, greed over responsibility, the right to organize undermined rather than strengthened,” he said of the culture on Wall Street.