President Barack Obama spoke in a New Jersey Sandwich Shop on Wednesday, calling on Congress to put forth legislation that would provide financial incentives, and said he anticipates legislation to be passed by mid-August.
Obama met with Republican Congress members Tuesdays to discuss a bill that has been stalled in Senate, which if passed would extend credit and tax breaks to small businesses. Obama is in need for bipartisan support for the bill to pass.
Many critics believe this is part of of Obama’s push for more favorable election results come this November. A Reuters poll found Obama’s approval rating to be under 50%, significantly lower than previous results.
“We need to keep investing in our small businesses," President Obama said speaking within the New Jersey small business sandwich shop. "America has always been a place where if you've had a good idea...you can see it through and you can succeed."