Obama Defends Economic Handling, Acknowledges Voter Frustration
President Obama rejected the idea that he waited too long to propose his latest set of economic proposals, saying he’s merely trying to build on the momentum from previous legislative packages.
“We have cut taxes for small businesses eight times. … We’re hardly Johnny-come-lately on this issue,” Obama said.
The president used a White House press conference Friday to vigorously defend his handling of the economy as he was peppered with questions about voter concerns about jobs.
The president said November will be a choice between economic progress and the Republican’s regressive policies. He said “we’re not there yet,” but urged the nation to give Democrats a chance to turn the economy around.