Obama shifted to an attack on Congress and their sluggishness in passing his bills.
“We’ve got responsibilities that are bigger than an election. We’ve got responsibilities to you. My message to Congress is now is not the time to play politics, now is not th time to sit on your hands.
There are steps that could make a difference right now.” And then he went into a laundry list of policy proposals for the federal government to spend money on re-hiring teachers and police. Or starting infrastructure spending.
He touted projects that could
“I assume there are some folks here who could use $3,000 a year.”
“Maybe someone will replaces some thingamajig for their furnace” he said, to laughs.
They’re laughing at him, not with him.