Republican lawmakers continue to attack President Obama’s proposed jobs plan. Senator Jim DeMint was a guest on Fox News and said the president just isn’t listening.
“He is apparently not listening to the businesses that create jobs because I’ve been all over the country whether it’s manufacturers in South Carolina, oil rigs, and coal mines everywhere, and what they’re telling us is that the president’s policies are killing jobs,” says DeMint.
Supporters of the president’s plan point out that the private sector is sitting on $2.5 trillion in cash and not using it to create jobs while unemployment is over 9 percent. They say to get people back to work, the government must act if the private sector won’t. The president’s plan includes spending to create jobs that will address the crumbling infrastructure in the nation.