Obama says that ‘jobs plan’ is in the pipeline

August 16th, 2011 - 11:32 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt  

Decorah, Iowa, Aug 16 (THAINDIAN NEWS) US President Barack Obama is on a tour to get his re-election bid on track. The President will be coming up against the Republicans in next year’s election with the odds strongly against him.

Unlike the wave of popularity that virtually carried him into the White House, Obama will really have to work hard to convince the voters that his is indeed capable of taking care of the US economy. The economy is the number one concern of most voters, several surveys have concluded.

For this reason, the President embarked on a three-day tour in certain states in the United States. The tour started on Monday in Minnesota. Obama will be in Iowa on Tuesday where he is expected to launch his plan to get the jobs back. His home state of Illinois will be the last stop for the President’s tour after which he will take a vacation with his wife.

The White House says Obama will launch a program that will specifically target people in the rural parts of the United States. The US unemployment rate currently stands at 9.1 percent.

The rural employment plan will see the federal government pump in $350 million over the next five years to fund small businesses.

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