PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – The US Conference of Mayors met in Washington DC today to talk about the American Jobs Act put forward by President Obama. Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter is vice president of the conference and also spoke to reporters.
The Conference of Mayors addressed the need to move forward on the American Jobs Act. Mayor Michael Nutter said cities must be able to get the job done every day. He says members of Congress already have jobs and they need to look at this package and make sure other people get jobs too.
“Look at the package, there are many, many components: bridges, roads, school buildings, tax credits for returning veterans — a number of components that make a comprehensive jobs plan.”
He says more than 80% of the nation lives in cities and the president’s plan will get them back to work.
“You hear a lot of rhetoric, people talking about wanting more products made in America. What you’re really hearing from Americans is that they want to have made it in America. That they — this country is still a great land of prosperity and opportunity. The only thing we need to focus on is investing in America. Then we will have more products made in America.”
Nutter adds that’s what this jobs plan does.
Reported by Kim Glovas, KYW Newsradio 1060