The president addresses unemployment concerns on Monday.
Wired PR News – President Barack Obama spoke about economic progress and stimulus spending on Monday. As reported by the Associated Press (AP), Obama expressed that despite slow progress with unemployment, plans for economic recovery were on course.
As noted in the report, Obama reiterated the past promise that 600,000 jobs would be created or saved by the summer’s end, despite criticism that his administration’s recovery plan is not working.
The president is quoted by the AP as remarking to skeptics of the stimulus plan, “Now, I know that there’s some who, despite all evidence to the contrary, still don’t believe in the necessity and promise of this recovery act… And I would suggest to them that they talk to the companies who, because of this plan, scrapped the idea of laying off employees and, in fact, decided to hire employees. Tell that to the Americans who received that unexpected call saying, ‘Come back to work.”