CBS Interactive Business Network - Australian Edition

Tom Switzer suggests US President Barack Obama's proposal of the $447 billion American Jobs Act is really a piece of political manoeuvring, saying Obama is placing himself in a position to make the 2012 election a referendum on a "do nothing" congress. He will be able to say, "at least I tried!". Tom Switzer is a research associate at the United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney.