Dec 8

Past Event

An Address on Jobs and the Economy by President Barack Obama

Video

Highlights

  • Creating Job Growth

    Obama says the government will do all it can to create a climate for job growth, encouraging innovation and promoting competitiveness.

  • Encouraging Small Business Growth

    As a means to encourage small businesses to grow, Obama says it''s time to eliminate capital gains taxes on small business investment.

  • Using Excess TARP Funds

    Obama says TARP will cost taxpayers less than projected and some of the money originally intended for Wall Street can now be used to help Main Street and reduce the deficit.

  • Full Event Video

    President Barack Obama discussed his plans for job creation, including making investments in infrastructure, productivity and tax incentives for small businesses.

    Strobe Talbott

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Summary

In an address at the Brookings Institution today, President Barack Obama discussed his plans for job creation, including making investments in infrastructure, productivity and tax incentives for small businesses. The president also outlined proposals for alternative energy and green technology.

 

Event Agenda

Details

December 8, 2009

11:25 AM - 12:00 PM EST

The Brookings Institution

Falk Auditorium

1775 Massachusetts Ave., NW

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