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Obama spoke at a dinner for 50 people at the Washington home of lawyer John Phillips, who was on Obama’s 2008 national finance committee, and his wife, Linda Douglass, who until last year served as spokeswoman for the White House Office of Health Reform
He touted his administration's successes, he laid out how difficult he thought his re-election will be. "This is going to be a tough race because the economy is still recoveirng, a lot of people are still suffering. "I'm extraordinatrikly proud of the record we have amassed over these last two and a half years, but some of the underlying anxieties, frustrations, difficulties that middle class famliels are experiencing out there they are still feeling," he said. "They expect us to deal with it."
Obama said that while his administration has helped the economy grow again, “our goal was never just to get back to where we were in 2007 and 2008.”
Obama explained, "It really has to do with two different visions of the future. Are we going to continue make investments that allow us to win that future… Are we going to continue to make sure senior citicens have the safety net of social security and medicare intact… Are we going to live withing our means in government but do so in a way that ensures that burden is shared by all and not just some."
He listed implementation of the health-care overhaul and the financial regulatory law, along with a new clean energy policy, as things yet to be done, and said he is “confident” that he will get “five and a half more years to finish the job” his administration has started.
He said Republicans had driven the economy into a ditch and then stood by and criticized while Democrats pulled it out. Now that progress has been made, he said, "we can't have special interests sitting shotgun. We gotta have middle class families up in front. We don't mind the Republicans joining us. They can come for the ride, but they gotta sit in back."
Originally posted by anon72
reply to post by newcovenant
Nice flame attempt. lol
I'm surprised you didn't come right out with the Racist remarks. Must be early.
Please read the thread title again... and look at your response.
Something ain't right.
Maybe it is just me with my rosy tinted glasses on today? I don't know...
The short answer is: Pretty decent. (The even shorter answer, according to the speculators over at Intrade, is: 59.4%.) For starters, Mr. Obama is polling well against two of his most likely opponents: A poll last month found Mr. Obama would beat Mitt Romney by nine points and Tim Pawlenty by 19 points in a hypothetical head-to-head matchup if the election were today. The margin was narrower against a generic Republican candidate (something that, of course, doesn't exist) - but even there Mr. Obama held the edge, 45 percent to 40 percent. Mr. Obama's approval rating two years into his term (49 percent) was higher than two of the last two three presidents to win a second term - Presidents Reagan and Clinton. (President George W. Bush had a 59 percent approval rating at the midpoint in his first term.) Read more: www.cbsnews.com...
Then Obama can get on the back of the bus
•The Great Recession, which began in 2007, ended in June 2009, just five months after Obama was sworn into office.
•Since June 2009, real Gross Domestic Product has grown in every quarter, at an average annual rate of 2.8%. In the preceding eight years, from 2000 to 2008 (4th quarter to 4th quarter), average growth was only 1.7% per year. Real GDP is now at an all-time high.
•Over the last 14 months, over two million private sector jobs were added to the economy. Over that same period, over 300,000 government jobs were cut.
•The stock market is up over 60% since Obama was inaugurated. It is now at levels not seen since June 2008, or before Bush bailed out Fannie and Freddie and gave us TARP.
•There has been no tax increase since Obama entered office. In fact, he cut taxes.
•The tax rates enacted under President Bush were extended. We are now paying at the same tax rates we were in 2007 and 2008, if not less.
•The stimulus was about one third tax cuts and tax credits.
•As part of the legislation extending the Bush tax rates, Obama added billions more in tax cuts and credits.
•A big reason that the federal deficit is so large is that federal receipts are 4.1% of GDP lower in 2011 than in 2007. (OMB Table 1.2)
I don't believe that Anon was making a racist statement any more than President Obama was when he used the same statement.
You know damn well what the history of this phrase means. You can deny you are a racist all you want...but your words speak differently.