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RNC: Hey, Didn’t Obama Say It Was His Economy in July 2009?



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The RNC can be cruel sometimes, reminding us all that back in July 2009, Obama declared, “My administration has a job to do as well. That job is to get this economy back on its feet. That’s my job, and it’s a job I gladly accept. I love these folks who helped get us in this mess and then suddenly say, ‘Well this is Obama’s economy.’ That’s fine. Give it to me. My job is to solve problems, not to stand on the sidelines and carp and gripeSo, I welcome the job. I want the responsibility.”

 

 

That was then. Obama, speaking at a DNC fundraiser Monday night:

The truth of the matter is, is that we now live in a global economy where everything is interconnected, and that means that when you have problems in Europe and in Spain and in Italy and in Greece, those problems wash over into our shores. We have competition from China and India and Brazil, places that most folks didn’t think of in economic terms 30 or 40 years ago as competitors of the United States and now they’re competing and they’re producing more engineers and they’re producing more scientists. They are ready to steal market share, or at least win market share, from our companies, if we’re not careful. We have a health care system that still spends way too much money, considering what it gives in return. We still have a education system that’s not educating enough of our kids. And Lord knows we still have a dysfunctional political system in Washington, as we just witnessed over the last couple of weeks.

Good to see he’s not carping and griping.


Tags: Barack Obama , RNC


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