Vice President Biden on Wednesday spoke at the North Baltimore, Ohio, CSX intermodal terminal, where he made the case for more spending on the nation’s ports and railways. “The gears of our economy, every time they are just about to take off, somebody taps the brakes and says, ‘Not so fast. Cedric Richmond, D-La. “Let’s give everybody a chance to get ahead, not just a few at the top, but everybody.

The president is flying later Friday to Miami, Fla., area, where he will attend three Democratic fundraisers. Bobby Jindal, New Orleans Mayor Mitchell J., and Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx.

“Rebuilding our transportation and communication networks is one of the fastest ways to create new jobs,” Obama said.”

The president urged lawmakers to spend more to bolster the nation’s infrastructure and on education programs, which he said would help the economy grow and strengthen the middle class.3 percent, as many government workers furloughed during the 16-day partial federal shutdown were counted as unemployed.

“Let’s make it easier for businesses to expand and grow,” he continued.”

Obama again pushed for Congress to pass a new farm bill and immigration reform, measures he said would add to economic growth. Landrieu, Rep.

The speech came hours after surprising economic news, with the latest Labor Department report showing that the economy added 204,000 jobs in October.

“Rebuilding our roads, bridges and ports will not only put Americans back to work, but also help to expand trade, keep American businesses competitive and create even more jobs here at home,” said the White House in a statement ahead of the president’s speech.

“The first thing we should do is stop doing things that undermine our economy,” the president said from Louisiana, criticizing the “consistent cycle of manufactured crises and self-inflicted wounds that have been coming out of Washington.

Obama said the report showed the economy grew at Brake Pad Factory the “fastest pace in a year,” but he cautioned that the shutdown had still cost Americans