Obama Pledges to Work With Business in Chamber Speech

The president said his administration and business must work together.

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In a speech to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Monday, President Obama said the White House and CEOs must work together to stimulate job growth and the economy. Obama's relationship with the business community has been shaken over the first two years of his administration, especially in light of regulations like healthcare and financial reform. The president expressed a desire to work with businesses, and pledged, "if there are rules on the books that are needlessly stifling job creation and economic growth we will fix them," he said. But he also evoked President Kennedy's inaugural message, telling the Chamber, "Ultimately, wining the future is not just about what the government can do for you, to succeed. It's also about what you can do to help America succeed."