President Barack Obama spoke in front of a Detroit crowd this Labor Day. Some of his key points during this speech were his new job growth plan and his steps he is going to take to defend organized labor. One other of his key points was his plan to help protect and defend the middle class.
While President Barack Obama spoke in Detroit, his republican adversaries were at the Palmetto Freedom Forum in Columbia, South Carolina. This televised live on CNN. All of the republican candidates called for the end of the health care reform and the “Wall Street reform,” which were both passed by a liberally controlled congress.
Other issues the republicans discussed at the Freedom Forum were abortions and the values and principles of marriage.
Republicans that are fighting for the GOP nomination have been hitting early primary states very hard lately, obviously to try and sway a portion of the vote in their favor.
In President Obama’s speech he straight forwardly challenged republicans to stop obstructing his plans to make new jobs. He reiterated that action is needed now, not later. ”These are tough times for working Americans,” Obama told the union-dominated crowd at a rally that included a warm-up from Aretha Franklin. “The time for Washington games is over. The time for action is now.”
He said that our congressmen and women need to stop their bickering and actually pass a plan of action to help our great nation get out of our current economic rut.
Campaigning for the 2012 election is fully under way. The incumbent is making more appearances than usual, while the challengers are traveling through our nation trying to get a stranglehold on the republican bid for the presidency.