President Barack Obama sought the help of organized labor in getting Congress to pass health-care legislation, invoking his “fired up” campaign chant at a Labor Day speech to an AFL-CIO gathering. The president said it was vital for America “to ensure that our great middle class remains the backbone of our economy — not just a vanishing ideal we celebrate at picnics once a year as summer turns to fall.”

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The president asked the Republicans where was their solution to health care reform? As usual, they have no plausible ideas, much less a plan. To read the entire text of the speech, CLICK HERE.