Obama to offer ‘reasonable ideas’ for job creation


By Richard Wolf


President Obama’s post-Labor Day policy speech on job creation will include “some reasonable ideas that can have a tangible impact,” his spokesman says.

The president has been working with his economic team to formulate proposals that should be able to win bipartisan support, White House deputy spokesman Josh Earnest said on Martha’s Vineyard Wednesday.

Among those proposals could be two that Obama discussed with the leaders of his jobs council: efforts to boost the number of college graduates with engineering degrees and put construction workers to work retrofitting buildings for energy efficiency. The council will hold public forums on those topics Aug. 31 and Sept. 1.

Those ideas and others are being considered by the President’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness, whose leaders — General Electric CEO Jeffrey Immelt and American Express CEO Kenneth Chenault — spoke by phone with the president Wednesday.

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