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And we Begin this hour with a big topic on everybody's mind this Labor Day and that is jobs President Obama wrapping up -- speech just a short time -- at a union rally in Detroit.
Analysts say today's event served as a sort of dress rehearsal for what the White -- -- the president's.
Major speech on the US economy later this week.
Now in Detroit this afternoon the president called on Republicans to put aside party differences and support.
He is upcoming proposals to put Americans back to work.
I'm gonna propose ways to put America back to work.
That both parties can agree to.
But I still believe both parties.
Can work together to solve our problems and given the urgency of this moment.
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The president expected to discuss that and a whole lot more during a live prime time address to a joint session of congress on Thursday and of course all of this coming after a dismal jobs report last week which showed employers added.
No new jobs last month it is the very first time the government has reported no net change in jobs in more than six long.
Decades chief White -- course secretary traveling with the president he's live in Detroit in -- What was the president's main message today.
You know I think Greg exactly as you laid it out with that dismal jobs report the worst one -- since 1945 in terms of I net zero jobs -- month -- -- that weakness.
And try to -- try to turn into a strength by saying this is -- call for action for congress to move.
You've got to do something to prevent this economy for it from slipping into a double dip recession.
Essentially and so I think that called action was also about politics -- Labor Day is traditionally the kick off.
For the campaign to the president was trying to fire up his base here -- very.
Union pro Obama crowd there were shouts of four more years six -- -- up.
And so in terms of actually previewing the speech the president said very little that's new we talked about more infrastructure spending.
We've heard that before He talked about extending the payroll tax cut we've heard that before but He was sort of road testing if you will some of the lines He may use on Thursday night about taking on Republicans on issues like tax cuts that -- -- what you got.
For Washington games at all.
For action is now.
No more manufactured crises no more games.
For the people you've got to Washington worried about their jobs not a time for them to worry about your job.
Now in terms of getting more.
By saying look I don't wanna scoop myself here I want to make sure everyone tunes in on Thursday and Ivey bet.
A lot of people both parties can be watching very closely on Thursday night to see what's really do about this plan.
You know -- the White House is saying this is not a campaign rally behind the president was certainly firing up the crowd.
-- -- -- what He said wasn't nearly as fiery -- what some mothers had to say right before -- about that.
That's right the Teamsters president Jimmy Hoffa junior was pretty.
-- in -- hacked in and saying that this is that He referred to this union crowd is an army.
For the president was saying that the Republicans in the Tea Party are out to stop the president.
In that it was that the Democrats were going to remember in -- He said.
That's that the Republicans and Tea Party been trying to stop the president's agenda that He went a bit further -- -- -- -- next.
-- -- -- -- It legal back and keep the I'm surprised.
Let's take these front of a -- out and give America back.
You can see -- -- Jimmy Hoffa junior mincing no words there are some pretty tough rhetoric in terms of what He thinks unions are going to do.
To try to take Republicans out of office -- -- Ed Henry traveling with the president in Detroit --
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