Remarks of President Barack Obama
The White House
January 18, 2014
Hi, everybody. This week, I visited a company in Raleigh, North Carolina that helps make electric motors that save businesses money on energy costs and cut harmful carbon pollution.
And I stopped by N.C. State University, where engineers are set to develop the new technology that will make those motors even better.
It’s part of my push not only to make America home to more high-tech manufacturing – but to make America more attractive for the good jobs that a growing middle class requires.
And increasingly, we are. Thanks in part to our all-of-the-above strategy for American energy, for the first time in nearly two decades, we produce more oil here at home than we buy from the rest of the world. We generate more renewable energy than ever, and more natural gas than anybody. Health care costs are growing at their slowest rate in 50 years – due in part to the Affordable Care Act. And since I took office, we’ve cut our deficits by more than half.
So we are primed to bring back more of the good jobs claimed by the recession, and lost to overseas competition in recent decades. But that requires a year of action. And I want to work with Congress this year on proven ways to create jobs, like building infrastructure and fixing our broken immigration system.
Where Congress isn’t acting, I’ll act on my own to put opportunity within reach for anyone who’s willing to work for it. That’s what I did in Raleigh by launching America’s second “manufacturing innovation institute.” It’s a partnership between companies, colleges, and the federal government focused on making sure American businesses and American workers win the race for high-tech manufacturing and the jobs that come with it – jobs that can help people and communities willing to work hard punch their ticket into the middle class.
I firmly believe that this can be a breakthrough year for America. But to make that happen, we’re gonna have to act – to create good jobs that pay good wages, and to offer more Americans a fair shot to get ahead. That’s what I’m focused on every day that I have the privilege of serving as your president. That’s what I’m going to be focused on every single day of this year.
Thanks, and have a great weekend.
bottom line people the president doesn't know how to lead he is afraid to take action, and that what he is doing I think just that statement alone the speaker of the house should have said enough is enough lets get him out of the office as soon as possible
out of his mouth come evil thought and that is lies after lies all he said so far is lies I am beginning to wonder if he knows what is he talking about
The DEVIL is the Father of all lies! We better be prepared!
isn't that the truth I am prepare for anything that's going to happen in this Nation
We better get ready to act against J. Boehner and Congress! They want business as usual! See who are the millionaires in Congress with all their inside information!
And who says he hasn't been working on his own for 5 years? He must be impeached and jailed!
I am with on that on and I agree with you Peggy