Federal Relations

September 7, 2011

Early Details of Obama’s Jobs Package Released Ahead of Tomorrow’s Speech

In light of a stalled and bleak economic recovery, President Obama is set to annouce an aggressive “Jobs” proposal in a speech before Congress tomorrow evening.

While officially unconfirmed by the White House, the package apparently contains approximately $300 billion worth of tax credits, school renovation projects, job training for the unemployed, and a program to prevent layoffs of school packages in an effort to jumpstart the economy and put many Americans back to work.

Although Obama has said that the jobs plan will include ideas that Republicans have historically supported, there has already been early skepticism voiced by members of the GOP and even some conservative democrats concerned that this will look too much like another stimulus package.