Good thorough AP piece, “Obama speech to highlight job creation, curbing debt,” which concludes with:
The White House has tried to court business since Democrats’ defeats in the November elections, and competitiveness is a priority for that sector.
Jay Timmons, president of the National Association of Manufacturers, said concrete action must back up the rhetoric from either party before businesses would commit to stepping up spending and hiring.
“Ultimately the proof of whether this is merely positioning for elections or is a true commitment to long-term growth and competitiveness will be in the details,” he said.
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