Unemployed hope for results from Obama's job creation plan
President Barack Obama will be addressing the nation and Congress on Thursday about his plan to create jobs for the estimated 14 million unemployed Americans, and those who are unemployed in the Hudson Valley will be watching to see what he has to say.
While on a visit to Baltimore, Obama spoke forcefully about his plans to create jobs and boost hiring, and urged Congress members to put aside their political beliefs and come together to work on something that will help Americans.
"The time for Washington games is over," said Obama. "The time for action is now." Obama hopes that funding infrastructure improvements and rebuilding roads and schools could create jobs for thousands.
In Yonkers, unemployed resident Hugo Tapia, of Middletown, says he hopes Obama has plans to help members of the middle class who are employed, while Dianne Rossi, of Yonkers, suggested companies should make arrangements to hire more people and make more jobs available.