Robert Reich: Obama needs to batter GOP over the head for blocking jobs bill

By Eric W. Dolan
Monday, February 11, 2013 22:23 EDT
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Former Labor Secretary Robert Reich said Monday that President Barack Obama needed to focus on creating jobs and strengthening the middle-class in his State of the Union address.

He noted on Current TV that the unemployment rate was still relatively high and wages had declined. Reich said many Americans had “almost no economic security at all” and that Obama should “pivot around jobs.”

When it came to Republican obstruction, the University of California professor advised Obama to “batter them over the heads” for blocking his jobs bill.

“Framing the issue is very important around jobs and the economy,” Reich said. “But coming up with specific programs that the Republicans will agree to seems to me almost impossible in this environment.”

Watch video, courtesy of Current TV, below:

Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan
Eric W. Dolan has served as an editor for Raw Story since August 2010, and is based out of Sacramento, California. He grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and received a Bachelor of Science from Bradley University. Eric is also the publisher and editor of PsyPost. You can follow him on Twitter @ewdolan.
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