President Obama met with Democrats and Republicans on Capitol Hill Tuesday in an effort to find common ground.
"The American people are frustrated with the lack of progress on key issues," he told lawmakers.
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He suggested a good place to start is debt reduction and a jobs package that encourages small businesses to start hiring.
"I think there's some ideas on both the Republican and Democrat side that allow us to potentially, for example, lower rates on their taxes for small businesses to help spur on some growth," the president said. "And my hope is that both in the House and the Senate, we'll see some packages that can provide a jump start to hiring and lowering the unemployment rate."
The president said he hopes the bipartisan meetings will continue on a regular basis.
*Originally published February 9, 2010.