White House officials have yet to release a specific date or location for the jobs address next week but during a radio interview with Tom Joyner yesterday, President Obama predicted his plan would yield strong results. The President said, "There is no doubt that we can take steps that would mean the economy was growing a percent or a percentage and a half faster. That could mean half a million to a million additional jobs."
Earlier, while discussing the state of the economy at the American Legion convention in Minneapolis, the President took aim at inaction in Washington. He said, "we have to break the gridlock in Washington that's been preventing us from taking the action we need to get this economy moving."
Meanwhile, Texas Governor Rick Perry had some tough words for President Obama's job policies. During a radio interview with Sean Hannity yesterday, Perry made a reference to a recent Politico column titled, "Is Rick Perry dumb?" Perry said, "what's dumb is to oversee an economy that has lost that many millions of jobs."