President Barack Obama used his platform at the Clinton Global Initiative in New York on Wednesday to again tout his $447 billion jobs bill, asserting that while "not a silver bullet" it would "create jobs right away."
“America is still the biggest economy in the world,” Obama said. “So the single most important thing we can do for the global economy is to get our own economy growing again.”
“I’m fighting hard to make sure that we get this bill passed through Congress,” Obama stated at CGI. “There is no reason why we shouldn’t pass this right away."
Former President Bill Clinton, who introduced Obama at the summit, apparently agreed, saying Obama's jobs plan would increase U.S. GDP and “enable America to help the world again.”
Meanwhile, USA Today notes that Obama also expressed his frustration with beltway infighting, stating, "our politics right now is not doing us any favors." He added that he envied Clinton, because, as a former president, he now gets to deal with "people who are just reasonable all the time."
Obama then heaped even more praise on CGI and the former president, dubbing Clinton the "Do-Gooder-In-Chief" and stating how good it was to "see so many do-gooders in one room."