President Obama – Cleveland Ohio Growing the Economy for US ALL Part 1
THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 8, 2010
Remarks of President Barack Obama on the Economy – As Prepared for Delivery
Wednesday, September 8th, 2010
Good afternoon, Ohio. It’s good to be back.
In the fall of 2008, one of the last rallies of my presidential campaign was here in the Cleveland area. It was a hopeful time, just two days before the election. We knew that if we pulled it off, we’d have the chance to tackle some big and difficult challenges that had been facing this country for a long time.
We also hoped for a chance to get beyond some of the old political divides – between Democrats and Republicans, Red states and Blue states – that had prevented us from making progress. Because although we are proud to be Democrats, we are prouder to be Americans – and we believed that no single party has a monopoly on wisdom.
That’s not to say that the election didn’t expose deep differences between the parties. I ran for President because for much of the last decade, a very specific governing philosophy had reigned about how America should work:
Cut taxes, especially for millionaires and billionaires. Cut regulations for special interests. Cut trade deals even if they didn’t benefit our workers. Cut back on investments in our people and our future – in education and clean energy; in research and technology. The idea was that if we had blind faith in the market; if we let corporations play by their own rules; if we left everyone else to fend for themselves, America would grow and prosper. Read the rest here.
President Barack Obama delivers remarks on the economy, Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2010, at the Cuyahoga Community College West Campus in Parma, Ohio. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)