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Get Ready For Full Employment, America

July 25, 2013


“US President Barack Obama vowed Saturday to work tirelessly to get unemployed Americans back to work now that new statistics have shown a slight improvement on the job creation front. ‘My commitment to you, the American people, is that I will focus every single day on how we can get people back to work, and how we can build an economy that continues to make real the promise of America for generations to come,’ Obama said in his weekly radio address. The US labor market witnessed a dramatic improvement in November as the number of jobs lost narrowed to 11,000 and the unemployment rate dipped to 10.0 percent, official data showed Friday.”

(“Obama vows to work tirelessly to create jobs,” The Nation, December 5, 2009)


I care about one thing and one thing only, and that’s how to use every minute of the 1,276 days remaining in my term to make this country work for working Americans again,” he said at Knox College in Galesburg, Ill., in what the White House billed as a major speech bookending an address he gave at Knox in 2005, just months after becoming Illinois’s junior senator.”

(“Obama launches economy push with middle-class focus,” Politico, July 24, 2013)