“Obama Returns To Colorado With New Stimulus Pitch,” is definitely not the headline the White House wants. Let’s remember that unemployment in Colorado has increased from 7.4% to 8.5% since President Obama, Harry Reid, and Nancy Pelosi forced their $825 billion failed stimulus through Congress. The headline is particularly damaging considering the former Speaker has since banned Democrats from using the word “stimulus” and not a single Democrat has come forward to cosponsor the President’s bill in the House.
Obama Returns To Colorado With New Stimulus Pitch
ABC 7 News
In early 2009, Obama chose Denver as his backdrop to sign the sweeping $787 billion stimulus bill into law, an ambitious plan that had the backing of both parties.
When he visits Lincoln High School in Denver Tuesday, Obama will be pitching another economic stimulus -- this time to a skeptical state with unemployment around 8.5 percent. Republicans and even some Democrats say the president faces an uphill battle next year.
Obama planned to use his visit Tuesday to promote his $447 billion American Jobs Act bill that includes tax cuts for small business and permanent tax hikes for the rich.
The proposal includes a $25 billion investment in school infrastructure that will modernize at least 35,000 public schools
Republicans have vowed to fight the plan.
You can watch the speech live at approximately 2 p.m. on TheDenverChannel.com.