By Erica Wisniewski - 09/02/11 04:16 PM EDT
House Deputy Majority Whip Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) told Fox News on Friday that Americans do not want to listen to the President Obama’s speech next week, saying, “people have just about stopped listening to this administration.”
Blackburn was critical of the president’s plan to give a jobs speech before Congress, instead of moving quickly on a plan to grow jobs and the economy. She also touted the House Republican agenda to cut government regulations on business and industry as a way to create jobs in the private sector.
Asked whether Congress and the White House are at a stalemate, Blackburn responded, “I don’t think so,” but said the administration needs to act on behalf of the American people.
“We know what the problem is: We need a president who will say ‘I made a mistake,’ apply some leadership and change course.”