Growth Mantra Continued
State of the Union, President Obama
12 Feb 2013
It is our generation's task to reignite the true engine of America's economic growth - a rising, thriving middle class. A growing economy that creates good, middle-class jobs - that must be the North Star that guides our efforts. We won't grow the middle class simply by shifting the cost of healthcare or college on to families that are already struggling. Now, to grow our middle class, our citizens have to have access to the education and training that today's jobs require.
Most Americans know that broad-based economic growth requires a balanced approach.
Let's streamline the process, and help our economy grow.
Sudden, harsh, arbitrary cuts would certainly slow our recovery, and cost us hundreds of thousands of jobs. How does that promote growth?
It is not a bigger government we need, but a smarter government that sets priorities and invests in broad-based growth.
We can make meaningful progress on this issue while driving strong economic growth.
Real reform means fixing the legal immigration system to cut waiting periods and attract the highly-skilled entrepreneurs and engineers that will help create jobs and grow our economy.