Obama To Business Execs: 'Ask Yourselves What You Can Do For America'

President Obama is speaking at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce right now, in what NPR's Scott Horsley described earlier today as part of the administration's effort to talk "about ways to work together with businesses to put people back to work."

And to that point, the president just told the business leaders that:

"I understand the challenges you face. I understand that you're under incredible pressure to cut costs and keep your margins up. I understand the significance of your obligations to your shareholders. I get it. But as we work with you to make America a better place to do business, ask yourselves what you can do for America. Ask yourselves what you can do to hire American workers, to support the American economy, and to invest in this nation. That's what I want to talk about today — the responsibilities we all have to secure the future we all share."

Frank follows this sort of news over at It's All Politics.



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