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Next Wednesday, September 7 (see update below), will mark the return of Congress from its month long vacation. That night, President Obama will address a joint session of Congress. He will lay out his plans for creating jobs and speeding the economic recovery of the United States. He will ask Congress to work with him to accomplish these goals. This morning, speaking in the Rose Garden, he called on Congress to quickly pass a clean extension of key transportation programs. Here is video of this morning’s remarks…

We can hope that the Republicans in the House of Representatives and in the Senate will work with our President to achieve the goals he has and will put forth. I, myself, have my doubts. The Republicans have but one goal and it is not the betterment of our country. Their one and only goal is to ensure that Barack Obama does not serve a second term as President of the United States. To achieve that goal, they are more than willing to destroy this country. More than willing.

UPDATE: Speaker of the House John Boehner decided that Thursday, September 8, would be a better day for the President to address Congress. The President’s speech has been moved to Thursday, September 8. The Speaker’s schedule, after all, takes precedent over the President’s.