President Obama spoke last night at the annual awards dinner for the Congressional Black Caucus. CNN reports,
Washington (CNN) – In a fiery speech at the Congressional Black Caucus awards dinner, President Obama challenged Republicans in Congress to show they care about job creation and was roundly cheered for showing he’s “going to fight” to fire up his supporters in a battle to “save the country.”
As he has done frequently in the weeks since he introduced the American Jobs Act, the president repeatedly called on Congress to pass the bill.With the unemployment rate higher for blacks than for any other ethnic group - at 16.7 percent - the president has come under criticism from some in the black community who believe his administration has not done enough to address the issue. Saturday night, he made a point of spelling out some of the measures in the jobs bill that would help the hardest hit communities, like the 100,000 black-owned businesses that would get a tax cut for hiring a new worker or giving workers a raise, and programs to help low-income youth get summer jobs.
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