Obama to Congress: Here's Your 'To-Do List' Items include bringing jobs back to US, tax credits for small business By Kevin Spak, Newser Staff Posted May 8, 2012 10:34 AM CDT 59 comments Comments Barack Obama speaks at the University of Iowa in Iowa City, April 25, 2012. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File) (Newser) – Because Congress loves being bossed around like nothing else, President Obama will today unveil a "to-do list" of priorities, which have historically had bipartisan support, and which he says will "help restore middle class security." "At this make-or-break moment for the middle class, we need to create an economy built to last," the White House said in a statement. Here's what's on Obama's list, according to the USA Today: Pass a 20% tax credit encouraging companies to move their operations back to the US—and pay for it by eliminating the deduction companies can currently take for the cost of moving operations abroad. Make it easier for homeowners to refinance their mortgage. Create a 10% income tax credit for small businesses that create new jobs or bump wages. Extend and expand tax credits promoting clean energy production Create a "Veterans Job Corps" to help Iraq and Afghanistan veterans find work.