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    But Didn't the President sign the Jobs Act into law almost two months ago?

    April 5, 2012
    Obama Signs The JOBS Act
    By The White House

    .........This bill represents exactly the kind of bipartisan action we should be taking in Washington to help our economy. I’ve always said that the true engine of job creation in this country is the private sector, not the government. Our job is to help our companies grow and hire. That’s why I pushed for this bill. That’s why I know that the bipartisan group of legislators here pushed for this bill. That's why I’ve cut taxes for small businesses over 17 times. That’s why every day I’m fighting to make sure America is the best place on Earth to do business......

    Thank you very much, everybody.

    (The bill is signed.) (Applause.)

    THE PRESIDENT: All right, everybody. Enjoy a great day. (Applause.)

    END
    2:44 P.M. EDT

    Or was that a different bill? The American Jobs Act website says it has at least many of the same exact things that he signed into law already (like the regulatory reforms for small business). Further, many of the things are already current law (such as the payroll tax cut) may help keep things getting worse, but won't improve anything since it is already current law.

    Moreover, some of the other things you mentioned are necessary, but not sufficient (150 Billion for teachers, etc isn't enough to fix the economy). That's ESPECIALLY true since the president says that the spending and tax cuts will be "fully paid-for" (which means more budget cuts which are counter-productive right now).  I see multiple small things (transportation bill, more local funding) that don't add up to nearly enough to fix things.

    As I said, i appreciate you responding though. Congressman Miller is, in my opinion, perhaps the best Congressman we have.

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