Missouri’s congressional delegation is pretty much split on party lines in reacting to the president’s jobs speech last night.
Senator McCaskill says she hopes Congress got the message that working together and compromising is the way to solve the unemployment problems.
Congressman Todd Akin, who hopes to run against McCaskill next year says the president doesn’t understand the economy and is in over his head.
Congressman Lacy Clay of St. Louis, a democrat, has laid out a bold and common sense plan.
Republican Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler says the president would have been better off urging repeal of his health care bill.
Republican Blaine Luetkemeyer says the answer is for the Senate to act on job-creating bills the House already has passed.
Kansas City Congressman Emanuel Cleaver is concerned about proposed budget cuts and reforms in Medicare and Medicaid.
Congressman Sam Graves says the President and Congress face a difficult job balancing debt concerns with tax incentives, infrastructure investment and help for local governments.