|Date: 12/05/2012 Time: 07:45:00 PM
In his weekly radio address to the nation, US
President Barack Obama on Saturday urged Congress to act on his proposed
five-step plan aimed at boosting the economy, saying "we can't wait any longer
to get things done".
Obama said that all the initiatives in his plan have bipartisan support. He
said only Congress can take such actions as ending tax breaks for companies
shipping jobs overseas or helping small business owners by giving them a tax
break for hiring more workers.
"We need [Congresspeople} to start crossing things off [the list]. I need
you to call your Members of Congress, write an email, tweet, and let them know
we can't afford to wait any longer to get things done, Obama said in his
address. "Tell them now is the time to take steps we know will grow our
economy and create jobs."
Obama laid out five steps Congress can take to help create American jobs,
including cutting tax breaks for companies that send jobs overseas, help lower
mortgage rates for American homeowners, giving tax breaks for clean energy
firms and small businesses.
Delivering the Republican weekly address, South Dakota Representative
Kristi Noem says the Republican party is focused on the economy and a
pro-growth plan for job creation.
She says Obama is "ignoring the tough choices and trying to distract from
the real issues."