Obama uses this week’s weekly address to continue the efforts of his 19th pivot to the economy
Hi everybody. On Wednesday, I spoke about what we need to do as a country to build a better bargain for the middle class – to make sure everyone who works hard has a chance to get ahead in the 21st century economy.
You see, over the past four and a half years, America has fought its way back from the worst recession of our lifetimes. We saved the auto industry, took on a broken health care system, invested in new American technologies to reverse our addiction to foreign oil, and changed a tax code too skewed in favor of the wealthiest at the expense of working families.
As a result, our businesses have created 7.2 million new jobs over the past 40 months. We produce more renewable energy than ever, and more natural gas than anyone. Health care costs are growing at the slowest rate in 50 years. Our deficits are falling at the fastest rate in 60 years.
Do we really need to go through all the issues in the economy yet again, which are in direct contrast to this disingenuous yammering by PBO?
Reversing these trends must be Washington’s highest priority. It sure is mine. But over the past couple of years in particular, Washington has taken its eye off the ball. An endless parade of distractions, political posturing and phony scandals shift focus from what needs to be done. And as Washington prepares to enter another budget debate, the stakes could not be higher. The choices we make now will determine whether or not every American has a fighting chance in the 21st century.
There’s that phony scandals yap yap again. Tell that to those who died in Benghazi. And from Fast and Furious. Those targeted by Executive Office agencies.
And as long as I have the privilege of holding this office, I will spend every minute of every day doing everything in my power to make this economy work for working Americans again; to build that better bargain for the middle class; to make sure that the American Dream is something that’s achievable for everybody – not just today, but for decades to come.
Funny, because he’s spending the weekend at Camp David, supposedly “working”. The press was not allowed, as the 1st Family hosts the families of members of Obama’s cabinet. Who wants to bet that we hear about Obama playing golf today?
Then he will take a vacation. And this pivot will be forgotten. Again.