Obama Lashes at GOP in Jobs Speech

Let campaign season begin! During a Labor Day speech in Milwaukee, President Obama unveiled a long-term jobs program with a sticker-tag of $50 billion to rebuild the nation’s roads, railways and runways—and had some harsh words for the Republican Party, too. “These are the folks whose policies helped devastate our middle class and drive our economy into a ditch. And now they're asking you for the keys back,” said Obama of the coming midterm elections. “They think it's better to score political points before an election than actually solve problems,” he continued. GOP leaders instantly voiced their disapproval with Obama’s proposal. “We don't need more government 'stimulus' spending,” said House Republican leader John Boehner of Ohio. “We need to end Washington Democrats' out-of-control spending spree, stop their tax hikes, and create jobs by eliminating the job-killing uncertainty that is hampering our small businesses.”