Published October 11, 2011
Obama met with the group at Harp and Celt Restaurant & Irish Pub in downtown Orlando. He solicited opinions on the jobs situation and said he was trying to figure out how to get the construction trades back to work.
The three unemployed pipe fitters and one unemployed plumber drank beer and soda; Obama had a Guinness. They all toasted "to more jobs."
Obama held the meeting between fundraisers in Florida as Senate Republicans -- and two Democrats -- turned back an effort to open debate on the president's $447 billion jobs bill. Obama says the bill would create construction jobs.