Closed captioning of: With eye on 2012, Obama targets economic growth
getting americans back to work will be the center of
state of the union
message tuesday night. mike vicara is at the
for us mike?
almost 15 million americans are looking for work. but the economy is slowly recovery. as the president prepares to address the nation on tuesday night, in a prestate of the union message to supporters, the president left no doubt about the theme of tuesday's address.
my number one focus, is going to be making sure that we are competitive and that we are growing and creating jobs not just now but well into the future.
that focus is evident in nearly every recent public appearance by the president with new emphasis on competing on market as broad and giving a jolt to a slow economy.
the next two years, our job now is putting our economy into over drive.
after attacking business for much of the last year, mr. obama is trying to mend fences. his new chief of staff is a former commerce secretary with close tie to
. i named
to the staff. for the gop that would include the new
health care law
. today republicans vowed to move ahead with repeal. creating a more favorable economic climate would boost growth but also his standing with voter.
we started seeing a week or so after the election, the president moving, reaching out, compromi compromising, and the proof is in the polls.
the president is already laying the
run for re-election where
or lack of it could mean everything.
if we continue with month after month after month where we are at 10% unemployment and in a four-year down period the president is in serious jeopardy.
the president says he is going to take to boost the economy. he told supporters today he will be talking about deficits and debt on tuesday night.
nbc's mike vicara at the
, thank you. tomorrow
's guest will be