U.S. President Obama: American Jobs Act Will Prevent Up to 280,000 Teachers from Unemployment

President Barack Obama talks with children during a tour of the Lab School's early childhood education classrooms at Eastfield College in Mesquite, Texas, Oct. 4, 2011. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

President Obama spoke yesterday at Eastfield College in Mesquite, Texas, on how the American Jobs Act will put thousands of teachers back into schools and make sure that all Americans are paying their fair share.

The American leader noted a certain well-known Republican who agreed it was “crazy” that certain tax loopholes made it possible for millionaires to pay nothing while a bus driver was paying 10 percent of his salary:

You know who this guy was? Wasn’t a Democrat. Wasn’t some crazy socialist. It was Ronald Reagan. It was Ronald Reagan. Last time I checked, Republicans all thought Reagan made some sense. So, the next time you hear one of those Republicans in Congress accusing you of class warfare, you just tell them, I’m with Ronald Reagan.”

Laying off qualified teachers undermines our future as a nation.

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