August 20th, 2011
12:16 PM ET
VINEYARD HAVEN, MA (CNN) - A senior administration official said President Obama and his top economic advisers are “making progress” in constructing the jobs plan that he’s expected to roll out after Labor Day.
The official said it’s still a work in progress, with top aides “crunching numbers” and “weighing options.” “This is something that they will continue working on all next week,” the official said.
The “new ideas” the president will announce will be in addition to other issues the White House has been pushing for weeks, including cutting payroll taxes and rebuilding roads, bridges, and airports. In his weekly address the president said “there are things we can do right now that will mean more customers for businesses and more jobs across the country.”
The president is keeping a low profile on Martha’s Vineyard. His mornings consist of economic and national security briefings the official said. His afternoons will closely follow Friday’s routine which consisted of some family time with his daughters at a Vineyard Haven book store, some personal time on the golf course and some one-on-one time with the First Lady.