Obama makes small-business tax cuts Job 1

By Associated Press
Posted Aug. 30, 2010 at 12:34 p.m.

President Barack Obama says Congress should make passing a long-languishing aid package to small business its first order of business when it gets back from summer vacation.

He said in remarks in the Rose Garden Monday that he’ll also have other specific ideas on the nation’s teetering economy in the days and weeks ahead.

But he added  that action on the small business tax cuts and credit incentives is “one thing we know that we should do” as soon as possible.

Republicans have been blocking the bill, calling it misguided. Obama said: “I ask Senate Republicans to drop the blockade.”

Obama’s remarks came after he met with economic advisers.

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