President Obama visited Dallas yesterday. While here, he attended two DNC fund raising events and spoke about the American Jobs Act at Eastfield College in the suburb of Mesquite…
Toward the end of his talk, he had an answer to Major Leader Cantor’s statement that the American Jobs Act will never come up for a vote in the House of Representatives:
Look, I’d like Mr. Cantor to come down here to Dallas and explain what exactly in this jobs bill does he not believe in. What exactly is he opposed to?
Does he not believe in rebuilding America’s roads and bridges? Does he not believe in tax breaks for small businesses, or efforts to help our veterans?
Mr. Cantor should come down to Dallas and look Kim Russell in the eye and tell her why she doesn’t deserve to be back in the classroom doing what she loves, helping our kids. Come tell her students why they don’t deserve to have their teacher back.
Come tell Dallas construction workers why they should be sitting idle instead of out there on the job.
Tell small business owners and workers in this community why you’d rather defend tax breaks for folks who don’t need them — for millionaires — rather than tax cuts for middle-class families.
And if you won’t do that, at least put this jobs bill up for a vote so that the entire country knows exactly where members of Congress stand.
Of what is Mr. Cantor afraid? His party holds the majority in the House of Representatives, hence his title of Majority Leader. Is he not able to lead?
The full transcript of President Obama’s speech follows the break.