Sen. Deb Fischer says she wants to see action, not hear more speeches from the president.
President Barack Obama makes two stops today to discuss the economy; one at Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois and the second at the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg, outside of Kansas City.
The White House has indicated the president will discuss housing, retirement, health, jobs and education.
“Well, those are all very important issues. Those are the issues that I talk about as well, but until you come up with a plan, until you work together across the aisle on both sides of Pennsylvania Avenue to come up with a plan, it’s just talk,” Fischer tells reporters during a conference call.
Fischer, a Republican, suggests President Obama, a Democrat, needs to make fewer speeches and work more with Congress, such as he has with the proposed college student loan fix. The proposal before the Senate would reverse an increase in the interest rates on student loans that went into effect at the first of the month.
Fischer praises the president for working with Congress to lower the interest rates on college loans.
“I’m excited to able to support this, because I do think it helps Middle Class families,” Fischer says. “And I’m excited that the president has stepped forward to endorse this as well,” “That’s what we need to see more of, not speeches. We need to see more action.”
AUDIO: Sen. Deb Fischer reacts to President Obama going to two colleges to speak on the economy today. [3 min.]