In Washington this week Congress comes back from break and Democrats and Republicans are debating the best way to revive the stagnant job market and bring the unemployment rate down. The President unveils his plan to get Americans working again on Thursday, his GOP challengers are rushing out plans of their own.
President Obama gave a sneak preview of his jobs plan in Detroit challenging Congress to get on board, "I’m going to propose ways to put America back to work that both parties can agree to. I still think both parties can work together to solve the problems we face.”
But Republicans who want the President's job are slamming his approach.
Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney, "Having never worked in the private sector, never having had a real job, it's not a surprise that he doesn't know how to create a real job."
Mitt Romney announces HIS jobs plan today. Among his 59 proposals: lowering the corporate tax rate and eliminating capital gains and dividend taxes for the middle class.
Ahead of the President's jobs speech before a joint session of Congress Thursday, his Republican challengers will get a chance to debate their ideas Wednesday night.
It will be Texas Governor Rick Perry's first time on stage with other GOP presidential hopefuls.
Presidential Candidate Gov. Rick Perry said, "If the President's gonna give a jobs speech, he needs to stand up and say, 'We're going to repeal Obamacare, we're gonna repeal Dodd-Frank, we're gonna stop the EPA from moving forward with any of these regulations they've got."
Tea-party favorite Michele Bachmann has been flashing her credentials as a small business owner, “My husband and I have created and we have created jobs and we run a successful business, we believe in profit.”
Today Bachmann's dealing with a campaign shake-up after the exit of two top staffers.
Michele Bachmann's exiting campaign manager Ed Rollins said he no longer has the stamina for the long campaign days. He'll continue as a senior adviser, but said Perry changed the dynamic of the field and called it a race between the Texas Governor and Romney, with Bachmann as number three.