Obama says GOP must back US first, create jobs

US first, create jobs

President Barack Obama used a boisterous Labor Day gathering to put congressional Republicans on the spot, challenging them to place the country's interests higher than all else and vote to create jobs and put the financial system back on a path toward growth, "Show us what you've got," he said.

In a partial preview of the jobs talking he's delivering to Congress Thursday night, Obama said roads and bridges nationwide need rebuilding and additional than 1 million unemployed construction workers are itching to "get dirty" assembly the repairs he portrayed Congress as an obstacle to getting that work done.

I'm going to propose ways to put America back to work so as to both parties can agree to, because I still believe both parties be able to work together to solve our problems," Obama said at an annual Labor Day rally sponsor by the Detroit-area AFL-CIO, "Given the urgency of this moment, given the hardship that a lot of people are facing, folks have got to get together. But we're not going to wait for them.”