In first briefing of the week at the WH, PressSec reiterates the need for Congress to move on jobs provisions.
Carney: “We do not believe that executive actions are a substitute for legislative action. What they represent is the President doing everything he can to assist people in this economy.”
PressSec says GDP numbers better “but it is not good enough.”
Carney on House passed jobs measures: “The actions that Congress has taken that help economic growth are things that the President agrees with and has signed into law.”
On OWS: “As to the violence, we behave and insist that everyone behave in a lawful manner as they’re expressing their frustrations.”
Praises European debt progress, reiterates need for more action: “As far as Europe goes we have made clear that we believe that it’s significant and needs to be dealt with.”
Adds Super Committee proposals need to be all inclusive: “What isn’t the right answer is to rule out entirely revenues.”