White House Mocks Congress For Its 9% Approval Rating

Jay Carney

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White House Press Secretary Jay Carney mocked Congress for its nine per cent approval rating, joking “I know nine is a popular number in the Republican Party, but this can’t possibly be what they want.”The White House and Congress have been going through a bit of a rough patch, after President Barack Obama’s jobs plan didn’t have quite as positive a reception as the administration hoped.

Obama has started to advance his agenda without Congress — using executive orders to make changes to housing refinances and student loan programs as part of his “We Can’t Wait” initiative.

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