On Friday, President Barack Obama took Congress to task for failing to put his jobs plan into action, as many have struggled to find employment during the nation's slow economic recovery.

The president said that as many as 450,000 new workers would be able to find work, especially those interested in the public sector and construction industry. In his address, Obama said that too many lawmakers were viewing the legislation with politics in mind and not genuinely giving it a chance to pass. 

"They're not just my ideas. They're not just Democratic ideas. They're ideas that independent, non-partisan economists believe would make a real difference in our economy," Obama said.“Now if Congress decides despite all that, that they aren't going to do anything about this simply because it's an election year, then they should explain to the American people why."

However, Congressional Republicans rejected the president's assertion that they are standing in the way of progress. During a press conference, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor said that one of the biggest reasons for high jobless numbers is due to "failed stimulus polices and other items," according to ABC News.

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