Obama: US Had Gotten ‘a Little Soft’ Before I Got Here

Nothing like intentionally inviting another great depression in order to harden us up again.

CBS News:

President Obama said Thursday the United States “had gotten a little soft” before he took office and needs to regain its competitive edge in the global economy because opportunities for younger Americans are not as plentiful as they were for their parents.

Mr. Obama was asked if he was worried that today’s recent college graduates do not have the same opportunities that the baby boom generation had when they were younger.

“Absolutely,” Mr. Obama told Orlando’s WESH-TV.
“There are a lot of things we can do,” Mr. Obama added, “the way I think about it is, this is a great, great country that had gotten a little soft and we didn’t have that same competitive edge that we needed over the last couple of decades. We need to get back on track.”

The guy who went overseas in 2009 to apologize for America’s arrogance, dismissiveness and our failure to appreciate Europe’s leading role in the world says he’s helping to regain our competitive edge and status as the greatest country on Earth?

Author: Doug Powers

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