Obama To Senate Republicans: Stop Holding Jobs Bill Hostage

A two-year recession preceded by 10 years of buildup will take longer than anyone expected to turn around, says President Barack Obama. In his address on the economy, Obama suggested extending middle class tax cuts, promoting clean energy industry growth, and making it easier for small businesses to get loans. According to Obama small businesses have put hiring on hold until the jobs bill in the Senate is passed. The President said it was “pure partisan politics” holding up the bill and called for Senate Republicans to “drop the roadblock.”

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