The Blaze, January 9, 2014
More political maneuvering. (One goal at least is to break Mitch McConnell's reelection bid. If he votes for it--conservatives will walk, if he votes against it, he is another mean old republican that wants people to suffer. ~ Lynn)
President Barack Obama at a White House event Thursday identified five new “Promise Zones” that he said would benefit from a program of tax incentives and government grants, a year after he unveiled the plan in his 2013 State of the Union address.
“We’ve got to keep our economy growing,” the president said. “We've got to make sure everybody is sharing in that growth. We’ve got to keep creating jobs. Then we’ve got to make sure wages and benefits are such that families can rebuild a little security.”
The proposal unique in that they’re an example of administrative action Obama can take without Congress.
“We’ve got to make sure this recovery, which is real, leaves nobody behind,” the president said. “That’s going to be my focus throughout the year. This is going to be a year of action. That’s what the American people expect. They are ready and willing to pitch in and help.”
The “Promise Zones” announced Thursday will be located in
San Antonio, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, southeastern Kentucky and the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma.