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President Barack Obama Weekly Address August 2, 2014 (Video/Trascript )
President Barack Obama
The White House
August 2, 2014
Hi, everybody. My top priority as President is doing
everything I can to create more jobs and more opportunities for
hardworking families to get ahead.
On Friday, we learned that our economy created over
200,000 new jobs in July. That’s on top of about 300,000 new jobs in
June. We’re now in a six-month streak with at least 200,000 new jobs
each month. That hasn’t happened since 1997. All told, our businesses
have created 9.9 million jobs over the past 53 months. That’s the
longest streak of private-sector job creation in our history.
Because of you – because of your hard work and
determination – America has recovered faster and come farther than
almost any other advanced country on Earth. The economy is clearly
getting stronger. Things are clearly getting better. And the decisions
we make now can keep things moving in that direction.
That’s what’s at stake right now. Making sure our economy
works for every working American. Making sure that people who work
hard can get ahead. That’s why I’ve been pushing for common-sense ideas
like rebuilding our infrastructure in a way that supports millions of
good jobs and helps our businesses compete. Raising the minimum wage.
Making it easier for working folks to pay off their student loans.
That’s why I’ve been pushing for fair pay and paid leave.
These policies have two things in common. All of them
would help working families feel more stable and secure. And all of
them have been blocked or ignored by Republicans in Congress.
That’s why my administration keeps taking what actions we
can on our own to help working families – because Congress is doing so
little for working families. House Republicans actually got together
this week and voted to sue me for taking actions on my own. And then
they left town for the month without settling a bunch of unfinished
business that matters to working families across America.
The bottom line is this – we’ve come a long way these past
five and a half years. Our challenges are nowhere near as daunting as
they were back then. But imagine how much farther along our economy
would be – how much stronger our country would be – if Congress would do
I’ll never stop trying to work with both parties to get
things moving faster for the middle class. And I could use your help.
If you see your Member of Congress around home this month, tell him or
her what’s on your mind. Ask them why they haven’t passed bills to
raise the minimum wage or help with student loans or enact fair pay for
And when they return from vacation next month, instead of
trying to pass partisan bills on party lines, hopefully we can come
together with the sense of common purpose that you expect. And in the
meantime, I will never stop doing whatever I can, whenever I can, not
only to make sure that our economy succeeds, but that people like you