Presidential Remarks on the Economy

President Obama spoke about the U.S. economy, invoking Theodore Roosevelt’s populism and challenging Republican belief in… read more

President Obama spoke about the U.S. economy, invoking Theodore Roosevelt’s populism and challenging Republican belief in trickle-down economic theory. In his remarks he said the theory spoke to individualism but “has never worked,” and that the nation was at “a make-or-break moment for the middle class.” He promoted his economic priorities, including the extension and expansion of Social Security payroll tax cuts, and said a strong economy started with education, which he declared a “national mission.” close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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Presidential Remarks on the Economy

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Program ID:
303034-1
Category:
White House Event
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Location:
Osawatomie, Kansas, United States
First Aired:
Dec 6, 2011
Last Aired:
Jan 24, 2012

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  • Dec 06, 2011 | 1:58pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Dec 06, 2011 | 8:19pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Dec 07, 2011 | 1:21am EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Dec 07, 2011 | 8:17am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Dec 11, 2011 | 6:30pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Jan 24, 2012 | 5:55pm EST | C-SPAN 1
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