Local Residents React To President's New Job Plan

By: Rachel Markin Email
By: Rachel Markin Email

"They've got to concentrate on small businesses and stuff like that, that's what makes this country turn, said local resident Keith Canapp.

It seems like everyone has an opinion on President Barack Obama's speech.

"Honestly he's only one man. He can only do so much..yeah he's the president and all but it took years for it to get like this and it will take years to get out," said Mitchell Saxton.

Whether they watched it or not.

"Honestly I didn't sit down to watch President Obama lastnight and I'm not sure deep down in my heart I really wanted to, I don't believe anything they're telling us is gonna be accurate."

Words from a local business owner, who says he believe's it will take more than a speech to heal the economy.

"I really wish they would take the small business owner and give them a tax incentive for them, maybe I'm old fashioned but I think entrepreneurship is what started the country, " said business owner Wes McAdams.

And President Barack Obama did speak to some.

"Small business owners will get a tax cut if they hire more workers or raise workers wages. Pass this and all small business owners will see their payroll tax cut in half next year," said President Obama.

Along with addressing small businesses the president presented a 447 billion dollar jobs plan.

It would upgrade roads..bridges and schools..which the president hopes will create almost 2 million jobs.

And while some are still optimistic..

"I see the same amount of people going out, having fun, spending money," said business owner Mirza Osmanobic.

Others say they need more than a plan..

"We need more opportunities, I mean there's people in this room right now, I mean we are trying to find jobs and careers to eat and take care of our responsibilities. It's not easy making ends meet when you don't have anything to work with," said Saxton.

To help them get back up on their feet.

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