President Calls Out Recalcitrant GOP

By David Corn, Mother Jones - October 6, 2011

No more Mr. Nice Guy. That was President Barack Obama's declaration at a morning press conference on Thursday. Though he didn't put it in quite such a dramatic fashion.

The White House scheduled this presser so the president could once again call on Congress to pass the jobs bill he proposed last month. A Senate vote is due next week on the legislation (though one version of the bill could face a Senate vote as early as this afternoon), and Obama posed "a simple choice": The US could either keep taxes for millionaires and billionaires at their current levels, or it could increase these taxes moderately to underwrite initiatives that will lead to jobs for teachers, construction workers, and others. This is not "class warfare," he insisted. It's a decision for the public to render.

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