Obama presses for hiring incentives, small-business tax cut

12/9/2009 | Washington Post, The

Additional infrastructure spending, lower taxes for small business and financial incentives for employers to add workers are some of the proposals offered by U.S. President Barack Obama to fight rising unemployment. He also asked Congress to approve a "cash for caulkers" initiative that would provide money to improve the energy efficiency of houses. Obama left it largely to Congress to fill in the details, including how much to spend on the programs.

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