Transcript for What Kind of Campaign Is Obama Running?
Eight years ago they were. -- It's your state senator's speech in which he talked about how right. There were spin meisters and given that. The vast vast majority of the accident these days from both... See More
Eight years ago they were. -- It's your state senator's speech in which he talked about how right. There were spin meisters and given that. The vast vast majority of the accident these days from both sides. President. Are made him -- times stories all the ones in Richmond. Mercury were. We're not one positive thing and then there was a study -- two week period -- 9% -- it is. 94 which. What -- that states. -- -- He thinks and we think that. The issues that the president talks about all the time. As president and as a candidate go right to. The central. Concern that the American people have about economic growth and job creation about. Insuring that the middle class. Is given a shot to expand. Bit of the squeeze at the middle class has been under now for. For a decade. It is relieved and that there is. The right investments made in our. Economy in education and infrastructure and innovation that will allow it to grow and allow it to create. The kinds of jobs here in the United States. -- -- Can. Create the foundation for that. Middle class life allows. It's time to relive that are running ads about -- personal I'm -- you know honesty into the campaign that's what -- president believes that. The issue of what do you believe. When it comes to. What our tax -- should look like and and whether. We should reward companies that ship jobs overseas or should we reward companies that in -- jobs in the United States. That's a policy difference -- Is extremely important this president believes that. As a matter of economic policy. It is a an important. Point of discussion. To note the difference between his position which is that we ought to. Have a balanced approach where. The wealthiest Americans who have done extremely well exceptionally well. In the last. Decades. Pay their fair share -- -- and that the high end bush tax cuts that contributed mightily to the deficits that he inherited. Not be extended and that that money. Be used to help bring down the debt and to invest. -- -- we need investments in education innovation and infrastructure. -- -- at this fundamental difference not not not just with. The Republican nominee presumptive nominee but with. Republicans in congress that this president has been. Dealing with and in an attempt to move the economy forward. Legislatively so I think those -- the all those issues are fundamental to the debate we're having right now the fundamentals the stalemate we have in Washington that the president discusses. And that's why I think he phrases it. The way he does that the American people have the opportunity. To break estimates it to decide which direction which vision. Is the right one for the for the American economy so I think -- of those issues of the subject. Most of what the president talks about it and what his campaign. Discusses. You know I obviously refer you to. The -- campaign for. -- points on their advertising there. I'm I'm I mean I think it when we. The president draws distinctions about his vision for the economy. Compared to the public vision. You know it is a contrast there's no question. -- These are central there are these are central to that it is is the this is the absolute. Core of the debate in our country it is it is overwhelmingly the principal focus of the American people. So I think it's very important to have the kinds of discussions that we can -- and -- president puts forward every time he gets out speaks of the people.
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