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Obama Mocks Motto Vote: 'God Wants to See Us Help Ourselves' by Passing Jobs Bill


"what have you guys been debating?"

President Barack Obama urged Congress to pass the infrastructure piece of the American Jobs Act Wednesday, assailing the House of Representatives for reaffirming the U.S. motto (AP)

President Barack Obama took a shot at the House of Representatives Wednesday for passing a resolution reaffirming "In God We Trust" as the U.S. motto instead of working to pass portions of his jobs bill.

"In the House of Representatives, what have you guys been debating? John, you've been debating a commemorative coin for baseball," Obama said, referring to Republican House Speaker John Boehner. "You had legislation reaffirming that 'In God We Trust' is our motto."

Delivering a speech in front of a Washington, D.C. bridge that connects the District to Virginia, Obama said instead of reaffirming the motto, God would prefer to have the jobs bill passed.

"That's not putting people back to work," Obama said. "I trust in God, but God wants to see us help ourselves by putting people back to work."

Obama's speech in front of the Key Bridge was his latest effort to push Congress to pass at least the infrastructure portion of the $447 billion jobs bill.

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