The man is incapable of taking responsibility for anything and everything that isn’t going his way.

Washington (CNN) — President Barack Obama urged Congress to act on his jobs plan Thursday, saying it was needed to protect the United States from another economic downturn.

Obama acknowledged that “there is no doubt” that economic growth has slowed and that the economy is “weaker now than it was at the beginning of the year,” when people were more optimistic.

The Japanese tsunami; the Arab Spring, which drove up gas prices; and economic problems in Europe have caused concerns, he added.

“And we did not help in Washington with the debt ceiling debacle,” he said.

Obama said many of the problems the economy faces predate the financial crisis, as middle-class families have seen their wages and incomes remain flat despite rising costs.

“So folks have been struggling not just for the last three years. They’ve been struggling for over a decade,” he said. “We have to take action that is big enough to meet the moment.”

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