Friday, September 9, 2011

President Barack Obama: "Let's Meet the Moment, Let's Get To Work"

Last night, President Barack Obama spoke on the American Jobs Act--an act that unveiled a $450 billion jobs program of tax cuts and new government spending aimed at energizing the country's stalling economic recovery. 

"The purpose of the American Jobs Act is simple; to put more people back to work and more money in the pockets of those who are working." -- President Barack Obama

If you missed the President's address to congress last night, you can view it here:

President Obama addressed the U.S.'s drive toward entrepreneurship and startup businesses throughout the speech.  Some of our favorite quotes are below:

"Everyone knows that small businesses are where most new jobs begin." - President Barack Obama

"Pass this jobs bill and we can put people to work rebuilding America." - President Barack Obama

"We now live in a world where technology has made it possible for companies to take their business anywhere. If we want them to start here and stay here and hire here, we have to be able to outbuild, and outeducate and outinnovate every other country on Earth." - President Barack Obama

"We are also planning to cut away the red tape that prevents too many rapidly-growing startup companies from raising capital and going public." - President Barack Obama

"We need to look for ways to work side-by-side with America's businesses which is why I brought together a jobs council with leaders from different industries who are developing a wide range of new ideas to help companies grow." - President Barack Obama

"Yes, we are rugged individuals; yes, we are strong and self-reliant.  And it has been the drive and the initiatives of our workers and entrepreneurs that has made this economy the engine and envy of the world." - President Barack Obama

"We are tougher than the times we live in and we are bigger than our politics have been. So let's meet the moment, let's get to work." - President Barack Obama

Written by Allison Way

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