ELKHART, Indiana President Barack Obama on Monday called for tax breaks for companies that invest in the United States and said he would like to see education funding restored to the economic-stimulus bill.
"We still have laws on the books that give tax breaks to companies that are shipping jobs overseas, and I think it's important for us to give tax breaks to companies that are investing right here in Elkhart, and right here in the United States of America," Obama said at a rally to promote the more than $800 billion bill.
Obama said the stimulus package needs to include more education funding to build a skilled workforce that will encourage businesses to invest domestically.
"I'll be honest with you, the Senate version cut a lot of these education dollars. I would like to see some of them restored," he said.