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Obama to unveil "new ideas" for jobs in September speech: AP reporting

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ANNAWAN, Ill.---President Barack Obama, returning to Illinois Wednesday morning for a pair of town halls, will offer "new ideas" for job creation in a September speech, Ben Feller of the Associated Press is reporting. After Feller's dispatch was out, Don Stewart, spokesman for Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) sent out a link to a Dec. 8, 2009 Washington Post story headlined, "Obama preparing new push to add jobs, tackle deficit."


WASHINGTON--Seeking a jolt for a wilting economy, President Barack Obama will give a major speech in early September to unveil new ideas for speeding up job growth and helping the struggling poor and middle class, a senior administration official told The Associated Press.

The president's plan is likely to contain tax cuts, jobs-boosting infrastructure ideas and steps that would specifically help the long-term unemployed. The official emphasized that all of Obama's proposals would be fresh ones, not a rehash of plans he has pitched for many weeks and still supports, including his "infrastructure bank" idea to finance construction jobs.

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