Kucinich slams White House for delayed jobs plan

President Obama on Thursday finished a bus tour through the Midwest, and began a 10-day vacation in Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts. The president has come under increasing criticism from both Republicans and Democrats for opting to delay a new jobs plan until September.

"The President of the United States has been in front of the American people on a so-called jobs tour, why has he not used this opportunity to rally support for concrete steps that will truly put Americans back to work?" Kucinich asked. "Does the White House have a real jobs program or are they making this up as they go along?"

Kucinich also criticized an expected piece of Obama's jobs plan — passage of three pending free-trade agreements.

"Since 2001, the U.S. has lost 5.3 million jobs in the manufacturing sector as a result of our trade policies," he said. "More free trade agreements will send more American jobs overseas."