Obama's top priority is to boost jobs: White House

WASHINGTON Tue Jan 19, 2010 3:09pm EST

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama's top goal as he enters a second year in office is to lift U.S. job creation and revitalize the economy, the White House said on Tuesday.

"The top priority is to continue to work hard on getting this economy back on track and creating jobs," White House spokesman Robert Gibbs told a news briefing.

Obama, who completes a year at the White House this week, has suggested a second round of job creation initiatives on top of a $787 billion emergency stimulus he signed in February 2009 to aid the economy and the House of Representatives approved a $15 billion job bill in December.

(Reporting by Alister Bull; Editing by Sandra Maler)

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BenDejo wrote:
Obama’s top priority is to boost jobs: White House. Just not here, right?

Jan 19, 2010 2:43pm EST  --  Report as abuse
AdamonC wrote:
ROTFLMAO I’m glad this is the top priority; otherwise, unemployment would be higher than 10%…Oh wait it is…nevermind.

Jan 19, 2010 2:46pm EST  --  Report as abuse
AnneP wrote:
You’re kidding? Jobs? I thought it was borrowing money we don’t have and ramming a health care bill nobody wants down our throats! And all this time I thought he cared more about his agenda than he did about this country….

Jan 19, 2010 2:47pm EST  --  Report as abuse
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