President Obama rallied up a crowd in Detroit on Monday in a speech that defended collective bargaining rights, hinted at his upcoming jobs proposal, and warned the Republican Party.
Obama vowed to defend collective bargaining rights, the Detroit Free Press reported.
As long as I'm in the White House, I'm going to stand up for collective bargaining, he said, the DFP reported.
He also promised to hold the Republican Party accountable if they reject his jobs proposal, which he said contains many bipartisan ideas, the LA Times reported.
I'm going to propose ways to put people to work both parties can agree to, Obama said, the LA Times reported. We're going to see if congressional Republicans will put country before politics.
Obama will address a joint session of Congress on Thursday and propose his new jobs idea.
Michigan had a 10.9 percent unemployment rate in July, according to the Department of Labor. The national unemployment rate in August was 9.1 percent.
Some observers were moved by Obama's words in Detroit.
Anyone who thinks Obama has lost his mojo should watch Detroit speech, journalist Jonathan Alter Tweeted Monday. He had a godawful summer but only a naïf would underestimate this guy.
Obama did not go into any specifics about his upcoming job plan.
I want you all to tune in on Thursday, he said.