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As President Obama continues a second day of touring North Carolina promoting the American Jobs Act, Democrats are acknowledging they will work to pass the massive plan piece-by-piece.

Think Progress reports the President’s $35 billion aid package that provides funding for teachers, police officers and firefighters is among the most popular provisions of the jobs proposal.

In fact, a new CNN poll finds that 75% of Americans support that measure:







Seventy-two percent say they support the portion of the President’s plan that would increase federal spending to build and repair roads, bridges, and schools.

To see all the findings of the poll conducted between October 14th-16th, click here.


  1. Frances Jenkins

    October 18, 2011 at 8:07 am

    There are drawbacks. As a taxpayer, I feel like I am funding his campaign for 2012 with his bus tour. He is attempting to win his base back to his side after the loss in hope and change. Secondly, after the waste of $535 million with the solar company in California and many other wasteful projects with the first package, there is a major fear this is campaign finance to his base rather than producing jobs.

  2. david esmay

    October 18, 2011 at 12:22 pm

    First, the 535 million dollar loan Solyndra recieved was first applied for in 2006 as part of the Dept. of Energy’s loan guarantee program, the loan was approved in 2009 by the same panel of career officials that headed the panel during the Bush administration, of 143 submissions, Solyndra was one of sixteen that were approved through due diligence on the part of DOE. The money had absolutely nothing to do with the stimulus package of 2009.Secondly, if the President had chosen to use a train, as Truman did, or fly AirForce One, say to Kernersville for instance, as Bush did, tax payers would foot part of the bill. Since I personnaly took part in securing Deere-Hitachii for Bush’s visit, I can attest to the fact that the greatest expenditure when any president travels is security. I don’t here conservatives whine about how much Bush spent flying to his ranch on the taxpayer dime, which was often considering he vacationed more than any president since John Adams.

  3. frances

    October 18, 2011 at 1:40 pm

    Read on Dear David!! How many e-mail between the company and Valerie Jarrett? Surely you would not blame Bush for this error in judgement.Yeah, you would because liberals never ever accept responsibility for anything. It is always someone else at fault.

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