President Barack Obama continues pitching for jobs -- and blaming Congress for souring the economy -- today in his weekly radio/video address. And, as he did to some success in the debt ceiling debate, he asks listeners and viewers to call their member of Congress to complain.
"Lately, the response from Washington has been partisanship and gridlock that’s only undermined public confidence and hindered our efforts to grow the economy," he said. He reiterated that he'll push Congress to extend the payroll tax cut, create an infrastructure bank for construction projects and finish trade deals.
"You’ve got a right to be frustrated," he said. "I am. Because you deserve better. And I don’t think it’s too much for you to expect that the people you send to this town start delivering."
"If you’ve had it with gridlock, and you want them to pass stalled bills that will help our economy right now – let them know."