President Obama’s Change In Tact
After spending a month barnstorming the country telling Congressional Republicans to “pass this bill now,” President Obama stated his willingness to break his jobs bill into pieces – putting an end to his “my way or the high way rhetoric.” The President’s shift comes amid reports that Senate Democrats could fail to reach even a simple majority tonight on the Presidents jobs bill.
President Obama Says He Could Break Up Jobs Bill Amid Senate Democrat Opposition To Tax Increases. “President Barack Obama said on Tuesday he could ‘break up’ his jobs bill to push it through Congress, acknowledging the risk that the legislation may fail to advance as the Senate prepared to vote on the plan. (Laura MacInnis, “Obama Says May Have To “Break Up” Jobs Bill,” Reuters, 10/11/11)