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Obama pushes his jobs plan in Richmond with an eye on 2012

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By: Ryan Nobles – bio | email

President Barack Obama made yet another trip to Richmond on Friday. It was his first stop after delivering a speech to a joint session of congress unveiling his jobs plan.

The president spoke to a crowd of 8,900 people and made it clear. He wants the American Jobs Act passed right away.

Here is my report from NBC12:

RICHMOND (WWBT)-  The president chose Richmond to launch a campaign to get his new jobs bill passed.  It is a plan he promises will ignite a stagnate economy. It was a long line at the University of Richmond campus, with some of the people getting there as early as four AM.

During his speech, Mr. Obama pushed some key proposals that his opponents have been resistant to.

It is a statistic that has dogged this president from the start of his presidency: unemployment more than 9 percent. He is determined to bring that number down by investing $400 billion in job creation efforts.

That push led to the one word being said over and over again.

“Jobs”

The country needs jobs and President Obama thinks he has the plan to make that happen. His “American Jobs Act” is a $400 billion dollar proposal designed to get people back to work.

“Everything in there is the kind of proposal that has been supported in the past by Democrats and Republicans,” said Mr. Obama during his speech.

…read and see the rest of the story on NBC12.com

The hard part for the president will be paying for that plan. Dr. Dan Palazzolo analyzed Mr. Obama’s speech and told us what he thinks could prevent him from getting it passed.

Meanwhile, NBC12’s Andy Jenks covered Rep. Eric Cantor‘s part of Friday’s dueling events. His report can be found on NBC12.com.

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