The American Jobs Act by the Numbers: 1,500

Following the Senate vote on jobs for teachers and first responders, President Obama made clear that blocking act on getting Americans back to work is intolerable:For the second time in two weeks, every single Republican in the United States Senate has selected to obstruct a bill that would create jobs
and get our economy going again...We must do what’s right for the country and pass the common-sense proposals in the American Jobs Act.Every Senate Republican voted to block a bill that would help middle class families and keep hundreds of thousands of firefighters on the job, police officers on the streets, and teachers in the classroom when our kids need them most.

Those Americans justify an explanation as to why they don’t deserve those jobs – and every American deserves an explanation as to why Republicans refuse to step up to the plate and do what’s necessary to create jobs and grow the financial system right now. Inaction won't work for American families that are just scraping by. President Obama intends to keep working with Congress to bring up the American Jobs Act piece by piece. That's why this week we're pulling out different aspects of the bill to show how it will force you, like the expansion of the payroll tax cut passed last year that will give a $1,500 tax cut to the typical American family in 2012.