Press Item ● Make It In America
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September 8, 2011
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By Pete Kasperowicz
The Hill

President Obama started off his address to a joint session of Congress by giving a nod to the House Democrats’ “Make it in America” agenda.

Obama said the millions of Americans watching his remarks don’t care about politics, but want Washington to do something to move the economy along.

“These men and women grew up with faith in an America where hard work and responsibility paid off,” he said. “They believed in a country where everyone gets a fair shake and does their fair share — where if you stepped up, did your job, and were loyal to your company, that loyalty would be rewarded with a decent salary and good benefits — maybe a raise once in a while. If you did the right thing, you could make it, anybody could make it in America.”

Earlier in the day, House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) said Democrats would look to attach amendments relating to their “Make it in America” agenda on every bill moving though the House.