Obama eager to work with new GOP-led Congress

By Balitang America Staff, ABS-CBN North America Bureau

Nov. 5, 2014

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – A day after the midterm elections, President Barack Obama tells voters – “I hear you.”

The power in Washington has now shifted to Republicans, who now dominate the House and the Senate.

The question is: Can President Obama effectively work with a Republican-controlled Congress?

“I’m eager to work with the new Congress to make the next two years as productive as possible,” Obama said during a post-election press conference on Wednesday.

Obama admitted there may be times Congress will pass some bills he will not sign and there may be times he would have to take matter in his own hands with executive orders.

But he said both parties can still work together on issues they agree on, such as the need for job creation, and the need to improve infrastructure.

Obama said he plans to reach out to Republicans and he wants them to put out a specific agenda on what they want to accomplish.

He said even though they won’t agree 100 percent of the time, they need to get started on issues they agree on.

This will give Americans confidence that their government is truly looking after them, he added.

On the issue of immigration – Obama said Congress can no longer delay on immigration reform.

But he says he’s willing to issue executive orders before the end of the year to help fix America’s broken immigration system.

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  • Delia
    5 November 2014 at 4:06 pm - Reply

    Obama is singing a different tune now that hes all alone . The main stream media liberal lap dogs are virtually irrelevent now, no one takes them seriously because they are nothing but dancing clowns for Obama and his America destroying policies.

  • Mario
    5 November 2014 at 6:55 pm - Reply

    GOP control Congress priority is Job creations, the Energy bill Keystone pipeline and closing the borders. But GOP is divided into two groups,the RINO(this are the old timers, corrupt, who loves to follow the money) and the Tea Party GOP.The youngest Congresswoman is 18 yrs old, college student leader,she defeated a 44 yrs old incumbent Democrat in West Virginia.Hillary and Bill Clinton, went out to campaigned all over, to spread the “war on women” agenda, but 31 of their candidate went to lose from GOP.It backfire and several GOP women were elected including first GOP black Senator. Last Oct 31 Obama requested 34Million blank work permit and green card. 34M is the actual count of illegal alien not 11M as being told, and in my opinion it will be signed before the GOP take over the Congress on January 1st.

  • filam
    7 November 2014 at 7:33 pm - Reply

    DATE: November 6, 2014

    RE: Immigration: National Post-Election Survey of Voters

    The President may be the last person in town to realize how resistant Americans are to him playing the Lone Ranger on amnesty. In fact, based on his press conference yesterday he has either suspended disbelief or has no awareness of how the immigration issue and his threats to act alone contributed to his party suffering massive losses on Tuesday.

    The results from a post-election survey of actual voters confirm this. Three-quarters of those who voted this year (74%) say President Obama should work with Congress rather than around Congress on immigration and separately, 80% want new jobs created by the economy to go to American workers and legal immigrants already in the country.

    The 80% figure turns on its head the elitist idea that illegal immigrants “do the jobs that Americans don’t want to do.” We actually bothered to ask Americans about that, and their answer is unequivocal: protect American workers and provide them (and legal immigrants) with the employment opportunities they need.

    Given the results at the ballot box this week, and the continuing prominence of immigration, in Washington, these data offer a fresh, compelling look at what those most engaged in the electoral process expect from their leaders.

    Voters overwhelmingly prefer an immigration system that protects American workers. Therefore members of Congress should feel confident that voters will support actions using the power of the purse to protect American workers from Obama’s executive amnesty threat.

  • noz
    7 November 2014 at 11:44 pm - Reply

    obozo should never be believed as a pathological liar, just like killery, the two are of the same breed of bad characters like bullshit artists. obozo already attested live on TV, he will not sign GOP bills, he does not like. what a wacko believing it’s all about him, without wisdom, that it’s all about the american people and for the nation’s survival. obozo’s socialist commie policies have worsened the economy. his standard of success is to expand the too slack welfare system with his mantra of free is good, also built into obamacare qualifying the more than 80% with government subsidies, exuberant premiums are paid for by other’s hard earned cash. obozo’s thick face to claim on live TV his administration have employed the unemployed with millions of private sector jobs created, boosted by a strong economy are simply blatant lies. those who believed such a darn fairytales lies were sent to the cleaners, thoroughly washing their gray matter, with side effect of too confused to think gave obozo passes to play the blame game to others, the favorite target is bush43rd.

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