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President Obama ripped Congress on Wednesday for passing a resolution to reaffirm “In God We Trust” as the nation’s motto while his jobs bill still sits in limbo.

In a speech calling on Congress to pass legislation to improve the country’s faltering infrastructure, Obama mocked Congress for holding frivolous votes instead of considering the American Jobs Act.

“If Congress tells you they don’t have time, they’ve got time to do it. … In the House of Representatives, what have you guys been debating? … You’ve been debating a commemorative coin for baseball? You have legislation reaffirming that ‘In God We Trust’ is our motto? That’s not putting people back to work. I trust in God, but God wants to see us help ourselves by putting people to work.”

It’s nice that Congress has finally found an issue that both parties can agree on; the “In God We Trust” resolution passed by a 369 to 9 margin. Unfortunately, the resolution doesn’t have anything to do with America’s sky high unemployment, or its huge budget deficit, or its continuing struggles in Afghanistan, or any other pertinent issue.

No wonder Congress’ approval rating sits at a pathetic 9 percent.

Video of Obama’s comments is below:

Senatory Lindsey Graham with President Trump

Photo by The White House

Reprinted with permission from Alternet

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