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When it comes to the shaky economy,
“I’m not concerned about a double-dip recession,” Obama told reporters yesterday at the
Obama seeks to maintain that balance today by promoting a plan to re-train workers for new manufacturing jobs.
In his speech at
“Last year, we launched ‘Skills for America’s Future’ to bring together companies and community colleges around a simple idea: Making it easier for workers to gain new skills will make America more competitive in the global economy,” Obama said in a statement provided by the
“Today,” Obama adds, “we are announcing a number of partnerships that will help us make this a reality, by opening doors to new jobs for workers, and helping employers find the trained people they need to compete against companies around the world.”
Obama’s revamped approach comes less than a week after the
Republicans are using the bad numbers to pound Obama on the economy.
“We need to reduce the regulatory burden and the regulatory uncertainty that’s coming out of
In his remarks yesterday, Obama said pointed to long-term trends, saying that the economy has created more than 2 million jobs over the last 15 months, and that there’s been “a rebounding of the manufacturing sector in
“But we’ve still got some enormous work to do,” Obama added, promoting some of his policies, including tax cuts, extension of unemployment insurance, education programs, and infrastructure plans.
“We’re going to have some days where things aren’t going as well as we’d like,” Obama said in asking for patience. “There are going to be some times where we’re surprised with better economic data than we expected.”
He added: “We are on the path of a recovery, but it’s got to accelerate. And that’s going to require a continuation of a lot of the steps that I’ve already discussed.”