Speeches

Obama Lays Out Jobs Vision

Obama’s way is the highways, it seems: President Obama named road construction as key to stemming unemployment in a speech on Tuesday. He promoted three main ideas: helping small businesses to add staff and grow; updating transportation infrastructure like highway and bridges; and refitting homes to be energy-efficient. The White House did not offer a price tag, but is planning on using the soon-to-be-returned $200 billion in TARP funds to pay for its program.