Obama namechecks Minneapolis police in address to Congress
President Barack Obama just gave a big shoutout to Minneapolis in his speech:
"There are 57 police officers who are still on the streets of Minneapolis tonight because this plan prevented the layoffs their department was about to make."
Obama is echoing a line from Mayor Rybak on MPR:
"So the next time anybody asks you whether the federal stimulus program has had any impact on jobs in the city of Minneapolis," Rybak said, "start by telling them there are 57 police officers working on the streets of Minneapolis because the recovery package was passed by the federal government."
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