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Aug 13, 2011 8:59 AM by AP Posted by James H Egbert

President Obama tells voters to pressure Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is calling on frustrated voters to tell Congress they're sick of gridlock and partisanship and want to see compromise to boost the faltering economy and create jobs.

In his weekly radio and Internet address, Obama says Americans have "got a right to be frustrated," adding that he is. As he puts it, "I don't think it's too much for you to expect that the people you send to this town start delivering."

The president listed several initiatives he's been calling on Congress to pass -- among them free trade pacts, measures to improve the patent system and an extension of a cut in the tax that workers pay to fund Social Security. He tells voters to add their voice to his to push lawmakers to get it done.

The president also says he'll put forward more proposals to help businesses hire and create jobs in the coming weeks. He says he won't stop "until every American who wants a job can find one."


(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

 

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