Obama: 'America Is Moving and It’s Moving in the Right Direction'
9:19 AM, Jun 13, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER
At a Democratic fundraiser last night, Barack Obama praised the progress he's made as president. "Across the board, people are feeling like, all right, America is moving and it’s moving in the right direction," he said.
Obama continued, "But what we also know --"
"Good job, Mr. President. Good job," an audience member interrupted, before breaking out into applause, according to the official White House transcript.
"What we also know is, is that we’ve got a lot more work to do. Because all across the country, we still have people who are looking for work and can’t find it. We still have young people in schools that aren’t learning what they need to compete in the 21st century. We still have young people who are burdened by massive college costs. We still have infrastructure that needs to be rebuilt. We’ve got research projects that could help to revolutionize our economy, but are not being adequately funded. We have folks whose homes are still underwater and they’re still struggling. And people are concerned about the possibilities of retiring with dignity and respect," Obama continued.
"So we’ve got a lot more work to do. And the reason I’m here today is to ask for your help. I’m very proud of the record that we’ve been able to put together over the last four and half years, making sure that every American in this country gets health care, and we are implementing health care reform so that every single American -- (applause) -- is able to get health care and won’t go bankrupt when they get sick."
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