Sen. Coats: Ironic Obama speaks in Minn. on creating jobs

By: NewsCenter 16 Staff Email
By: NewsCenter 16 Staff Email

WASHINGTON President Barack Obama was in St. Paul, Minnesota, Wednesday to talk about plans he has to improve the nation's roads and railways.

He also talked about plans to help fund infrastructure projects that create jobs.

While Indiana Sen. Dan Coats has different ideas on how to improve the nation’s economy, he says it was the location of his speech that's ironic.

“The real irony here is that the president is going to Minnesota to talk about how to create jobs at the same time Obamacare is throwing a massive tax on medical device manufacturers,” said Coats. “Both Indiana and Minnesota are key states, we have over 300 medical device manufactures in Indiana and this tax on their sales, not on their profits, on their sales is costing jobs.”

In terms of job creation, Coats suggests the keystone pipeline.

He says it’s projected to create more than 42,000 jobs, plus we won't have to go overseas for oil.

However, the president is against that idea at this time.

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