Skip to comments.Obama’s Economic Speech In Illinois As Prepared For Delivery (Returns to Campaign Mode, Same Old...)
Posted on 07/24/2013 11:25:27 AM PDT by xzins
Let me give you a quick preview of what Ill be fighting for and why.
The first cornerstone of a strong and growing middle class has to be an economy that generates more good jobs in durable, growing industries. Over the past four years, for the first time since the 1990s, the number of American manufacturing jobs hasnt gone down; theyve gone up. But we can do more. So Ill push new initiatives to help more manufacturers bring more jobs back to America. Well continue to focus on strategies to create good jobs in wind, solar, and natural gas that are lowering energy costs and dangerous carbon pollution. And Ill push to open more manufacturing innovation institutes that turn regions left behind by global competition into global centers of cutting-edge jobs. Lets tell the world that America is open for business including an old site right here in Galesburg, over on Monmouth Boulevard.
Tomorrow, Ill also visit the port of Jacksonville, Florida to offer new ideas for doing what America has always done best: building things. Weve got ports that arent ready for the new supertankers that will begin passing through the new Panama Canal in two years time. Weve got more than 100,000 bridges that are old enough to qualify for Medicare. Businesses depend on our transportation systems, our power grids, our communications networks and rebuilding them creates good-paying jobs that cant be outsourced. And yet, as a share of our economy, we invest less in our infrastructure than we did two decades ago. Thats inefficient at a time when its as cheap as its been since the 1950s. Its inexcusable at a time when so many of the workers who do this for a living sit idle. The longer we put this off, the more expensive it will be, and the less competitive we will be. The businesses of tomorrow wont locate near old roads and outdated ports; theyll relocate to places with high-speed internet; high-tech schools; systems that move air and auto traffic faster, not to mention get parents home to their kids faster. We can watch that happen in other countries, or we can choose to make it happen right here, in America.
In an age when jobs know no borders, companies will also seek out the country that boasts the most talented citizens, and reward them with good pay. The days when the wages for a worker with a high-school degree could keep pace with the earnings of someone who got some higher education are over. Technology and global competition arent going away. So we can either throw up our hands and resign ourselves to diminished living standards, or we can do what America has always done: adapt, pull together, fight back and win.
Which brings me to the second cornerstone of a strong middle class: an education that prepares our children and our workers for the global competition theyll face.
I boggles the mind that anyone would take anything Hussein says at face value.
Who in American doesn’t see by now that he is the worst possible person to have in high office?
Preaching to the choir in Illinois.
Obama taking credit for any slight increase in manufacturing is dishonest. It's mostly occurred in states with Republican governors who've gotten their budgets in line.
My sister-in-law and her husband--and all of their friends. They Looooove "Bareback" Obama!
A lot of words but absolutely no substance..
Yep, my sister and her husband. And all of their friends.
Who in American doesnt see by now that he is the worst possible person to have in high office?
My sister-in-law and her husband—and all of their friends. They Looooove “Bareback” Obama!
To call things like Bengazhi, IRS, NSA, not to forger Fast & Furious also
“ phony” should immediately eject him from office.
He is a disgrace as the leader of OUR COUNTRY....
That reads like he went through the archives at AlterNet.com and did random cut/pastes out of around two dozen articles.
You just know that someone pulled a speech off the shelf from 2012 (2007?) changed a few words and sent him out to campaign against IRS, Benghazi, NSA, Fast and Furious, etc.
And the media get to vote which is “relevant” and which should be on the frontpage or the evening news.
I’m betting they pick....”Well continue to focus on strategies to create good jobs in wind, solar, and natural gas that are lowering energy costs and dangerous carbon pollution.”
That makes sense, he is nothing but a “composite” himself..
Obama claims to support manufacturing, but it's only an excuse to spend. Infrastructure, sure, but the real goal is putting some walking-around money on the street. Elections are just around the corner, and the 'Rats need some juice....
What he actually said here was that those of you who are heading into Year 7 of a jobs recession, it’s all the fault of those EEEEEEVIL 1% ers who earned 40% more while you lost your job or your wages stagnate.
Standard fare for online leftist pap.
Stunning to see it coming from the mouth of a POTUS.
Sounded like a true community organizer. LOL.
I think they left off “aborted”
Let me guess. Spend more money. Raise taxes. Print more money. More green energy “investment”.
Did I miss anything important?
The evil rich...other than that you nailed it