Obama Urges More Help for Students, Construction Workers
President Obama didn’t even wait to sign legislation Friday that funds transportation projects and protects student loan interest rates before urging Congress to do more.
In his weekly radio address, taped Friday morning in Boardman, Ohio, Obama complained that it took Congress months to pass just two of “several common-sense ideas” he has pushed to rebuild the nation’s economy.
“Those steps will make a real difference in the lives of millions of Americans. But make no mistake: we’ve got more to do,” he said.
The president called on Congress to take half the money being saved by winding down the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and spend it to create hundreds of thousands of new construction jobs. And he said lawmakers should overhaul and expand the financial aid system for college and university students.