American Jobs Act in the Heart of Rural America

This past weekend, I traveled to Iowa to gather with local leaders about the critical need to pass President Obama’s American Jobs Act. Just as in the other states I visited across the country this past month, the folks in Iowa said loud and clear that they are prepared to see the economy flourish again and believe this Act will get us back to work.
On Saturday, I held a White House Business Council meeting by way of local business, community and agricultural leaders to discuss the Act and what it will do to strengthen the economy in Riverdale and Cedar Rapids, IA. I talked regarding how—without adding a dime to the deficit—it will offer a tax cut for over 60,000 Iowa businesses, support the jobs of 4,100 teachers and first responders and straight away provide over 5,000 construction workers a job improving highways and other critical infrastructure. In addition, a typical household in Iowa will obtain a tax cut of around $1,580.