[Washington DC]President Obama Asked Congress to Pass a Budget To Honor Working People:Labor Day US ,To Honor Working People, Observes Labor Day On 1st Monday Of September Which Is National Holiday
In his Weekend Address President Barack Obama Slashed Opposition Congress
President, Recognizing Importance of Labor Movement ,said
“The eight-hour workday+40-hour workweek+weekends+ Overtime+ minimum wage+Safer workplaces+Health insurance+Social Security+Medicare+Retirement plans.
All These gains were fought for and won by the labor movement – folks who were working not just for a bigger paycheck for themselves, but for more security and prosperity for the folks working next to them as well. That’s how we built the great American middle class”
President,Showing his progress card ,said
“On Friday, we found out that the economy created another 173,000 jobs in August. Over the past five and a half years, our businesses have created 13.1 million new jobs in total – the longest streak of job creation on record. The unemployment rate dropped to 5.1%, the lowest it’s been in seven years. The American auto industry is on track to sell more cars and trucks this year than it has in more than a decade. Sixteen million Americans have gained the security of health insurance. Seventeen states and about 30 cities and counties have raised the minimum wage. And we’ve proposed extending overtime protections to as many as five million Americans. All of that is progress”.
Criticizing Uncooperative Congress President Obama Talked On Budget also.
He said This month, Congress has an opportunity to continue that progress. As always, the deadline for Congress to pass a budget is the end of September. Every year. This is not new. And if they don’t, they’ll shut down the government for the second time in two years.
At a time when the global economy faces headwinds and America’s economy is a relative bright spot in the world, a shutdown of our government would be wildly irresponsible. It would be an unforced error that saps the momentum we’ve worked so hard to build. Plain and simple, a shutdown would hurt working Americans.
It doesn’t have to happen. If Congress wants to support working Americans and strengthen our middle class, they can pass a budget that invests in, not makes cuts to, the middle class. If they pass a budget with shortsighted sequester cuts that harm our military and our economy, I’ll veto it. If they make smart investments in our military readiness, our infrastructure, our schools, public health, and research, I’ll sign that budget – and they know that.
So let’s get it done. Our economy doesn’t need another round of threats and brinksmanship. Nobody gets to play games with our economy – or the middle class I grew up in, and that you grew up in. So tell Congress to pass a budget that reflects the values we honor on Labor Day. Rewarding hard work. Giving everybody a fair shot. And working together to give all of our kids a better life. Thanks everybody. And enjoy your weekend
Source White House
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[Washington D C]Get Involved+Organize+Vote+Stay Hopeful:Obama In Laborfest of Milwaukee
American President Barack Obama Says “Hope Is the Better Choice”
President Obama celebrated Labor Day in the Laborfest,of Milwaukee which is an annual end-of-summer festival hosted by the local AFL-CIO.
Kicking off his remarks at the festival, Obama said that the Labor Day holiday belonged to the “working folks who are here today, and the unions who’ve always had your back.”
Criticizing His Opponents Obama Claimed “By almost every measure, the American economy and American workers are better off than when I took office” But “none of this progress has come easy. Every inch of it we have had to fight for. Every inch of it we’ve had to work against a lockstep opposition that is opposed to everything we do.”
The President explained how USA economy has gotten stronger by almost every measure since he’s taken office, and reiterated the importance of building economy from the middle class out.
He also noted that changing the status quo is one of the hardest things to do, emphasizing that people need to get involved, organize, vote — and stay hopeful.
“Cynicism is a bad choice,” he said. “Hope is the better choice.
Source white house
In His Labor Day Greetings Obama Reiterated a Raise In Wages.
In this week’s address, the President Obama wished Americans a happy Labor Day weekend And highlighted the important economic progress ,made, and reaffirmed his commitment to accelerate progress and ensure that growing economy fuels a strong middle class Of U S A
To do this, the President reiterated that Congress should do right by hardworking Americans across the country and raise the minimum wage, and he praised the 13 states and Washington, D.C. as well as employers large and small who have heeded his call and taken action to provide their citizens and employees a fair wage.
The President underscored that America built the world’s greatest middle class by making sure that everyone who’s willing to work hard and play by the rules can get ahead — an economic patriotism worth remembering this Labor Day, and every day.