President Obama pitched his jobs bill during a Live press conference, broadcasted by ABC News. During his opening statement the president mentioned that republicans believe that the best thing for the economy was tax cuts for the rich. The tax cuts for wealthy Americans which began during the Bush presidency are largely blamed as being one of the reason for the economic collapse. Obama, when speaking about dealing with a Republican congress, said that there was a lot of game playing and that Republicans were more interested in scoring political points than helping the economy. Since republicans took over as the majority of congress in January there has been a standoff between Democratic law makers and Republicans; which has made progress almost impossible.
Obama Pitches Jobs Bill at Press Conference7 10 2011