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Obama's August Plans May Not Include Specifics on the Economy

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Monday, 29 Jul 2013 12:03 PM

By Audrey Hudson

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Promoting President Barack Obama's plans to spur economic progress is apparently low on a list of things to do over the August recess if the action plan released by Organizing for Action is any indication.

The group is a spin-off from Obama's 2012 re-election campaign created to promote his second-term agenda. But the Daily Caller says OFA doesn't plan to focus on the economy as it holds a number of events around the country during the congressional recess, despite the fact that the president has given three speeches in the last week in which he promised more details about how he intends to help generate more economic progress.

Instead, the Daily Caller says, OFA's "Action August" effort will center on highlighting the importance of enrolling in Obamacare, immigration reform, renewed gun control efforts, and climate change. There's nothing on the list, the conservative news site reported, to suggest a focus on the economy.

The OFA push, however, comes as the Associate Press reports that four out of five U.S. adults are struggling with joblessness, near-poverty, or reliance on welfare.

Obama pledged last week to "rebuild ladders of opportunity" in the deteriorating economy, but did not give many specifics on how he intends to do that. According to the Daily Caller, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney told a reporter that more speeches would be forthcoming "on aspects of the economy that we can address."

"Those speeches will have specifics and will have new ideas and both proposals that can be worked on together with Congress, and actions that the president can take using his executive authority and actions he can take through working with outside stakeholders," Carney reportedly said. "So that's sort of the way this will roll out."


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