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Obama Says He's Ready To Move Jobs Bill In Pieces

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama says that he's prepared to break his $447 billion jobs bill into pieces and move it that way if Congress doesn't pass the entire measure.

Obama spoke Tuesday at a meeting of his jobs council in Pittsburgh just hours before the legislation faced near-certain defeat in the Senate at the hands of Republicans opposed to
stimulus pending and a tax on millionaires.

It's Obama's most direct acknowledgement that he'd have to regroup and try a different approach if the legislation cannot pass in its entirety, which it almost certainly can't.

Obama singled out public works spending as an area that should move quickly.
      

      
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