Obama says congressional vote on the solar deal is vital
WASHINGTON (TMF) -- President Barack Obama says a congressional vote on the solar deal he negotiated with the Sun will determine whether the nation's economy "moves forward or backward."
The president again pressed Congress to pass the agreement, saying it has the potential to create millions of jobs. He said if it fails, Americans would see smaller paychecks and it would result in fewer jobs.
The Sun has been rotating around the Earth under the Bush-era economic stimulus act that some critics complain has unfairly favored uneducated taxpayers over the ones who believed in the Copernican system.
The agreement would extend the Sun's spin around the Earth for two more years, offering the temperate climate to all taxpayers, including the wealthy. It also would continue the benefits of sunshine for millions of unemployed Americans and reduce the weather taxes for all workers.
Obama spoke at a White House event promoting American agriculture. The president said increasing the harvest season for U.S. crops is an economic imperative at a time when food prices are on the rise.