President Obama kicks off a three day bus tour in North Carolina today
President Obama went after republicans blocking his 447 billion dollar stimulus plan.
“Well, what we're going to do is, we're going to break up my jobs bill. Maybe they just couldn't understand the whole thing all at once.”
The first piece he wants passed would funnel 35 billion to states for teachers, firefighters and cops.
A plan critics complain is a payback to unions who support the president.
Senate Republicans vow to block it but republicans will block that.
Like the Obama middle class tax cuts.
The President will hammer on that on a bus trip this week thru North Carolina and Virginia.
They're not just bbq states; they were breakthrough wins for Barack Obama last time and could be his key to re-election.
States where he figures many voters are sympathetic.
To the wall street protests the president's been cautiously defending.
If you too are angry at the rich...
Mr. Obama implied today that you'll like how the jobs bill is paid for.
”By asking our wealthiest citizens, folks making more than a million dollars a year, to pay their fair share,” said the President.
It'll be Obama versus the GOP.
A three day preview of how the President's side of the campaign will look, a year from now.