With a smiling Vice President Joe Biden sitting beside him, President Barack Obama gave a speech at the White House today declaring that “the facts don’t lie” and that the American economy “is pretty darn good right now.”
The president took credit for what he says is the excellent state of the economy, attributing it to his plans.
“The fact of the matter is, is that the plans that we have put in place to grow the economy have worked,” Obama said.
Here is the president’s speech as transcribed by the White House:
Well, I thought it might be useful to take a small break from the spectacle of the political season — and now, I gather, O.J. — to focus on something that really matters to the American people, and that is how is the economy doing and how is it affecting their lives.
This morning, we learned that the U.S. economy had created 242,000 jobs last month. That’s two months in a row at the unemployment rate of below 5 percent. And over the past three months, our workforce has grown by 1.5 million people. That is progress.
Overall, America’s business has now created new jobs for 72 straight months, six straight years of job creation — 14.3 million new jobs. In fact, our businesses have created jobs every single month since I signed that job-killing Obamacare bill.
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