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Obama to Tout Jobs Push --- Tax Cuts for Small Business; Poll Shows Americans Want Eyes on Economy Jonathan Weisman, Peter Wallsten. Wall Street Journal. (Eastern Edition). New York, N.Y.:Jan 27, 2010. p. A.1 Abstract (Summary) According to a new Wall Street Journal/NBC poll, Americans think the president has paid too much attention to health care and not enough to the economy. Even as he shifts some of his focus, White House officials say the president will continue to press hard for the ambitious agenda he laid out a year ago, much of which has encountered significant hurdles in Congress: an overhaul of health care and financial regulations, a new energy strategy that includes combating climate change, and a push for broader access to higher education, paid for by eliminating subsidies to private student lenders. Full Text (1122 words) (c) 2010 Dow Jones & Company, Inc. Reproduced with permission of copyright owner. Further reproduction or distribution is prohibited without permission. WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama intends to use Wednesday's State of the Union address to put a new focus on his jobs agenda as he tries to regain the confidence of a disheartened electorate. He will make small-business hiring the centerpiece of that message, pressing Congress to act on a slate of tax cuts that have languished for months, administration officials said Tuesday. Mr. Obama will call for eliminating capital-gains taxes on investments in small businesses. He will redouble efforts to give small employers a tax credit for new hires. And he will call for extending bigger tax breaks to those that purchase new facilities and equipment. Many of the proposals date back to his campaign but have drawn little notice in a Congress preoccupied with other matters, such as overhauling health care.
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