Obama Speaks

Obama works the crowd – mentions Joe Garcia among others.

“We’ve got some work do Miami: we’ve got an election to win”

“I need your help to finish what we started. Think about where we’ve been and how far we’ve come.”

Here’s a paraphrase/ summary of the main points he talks fast) only parts in quotes are verbatim:
– ended the war in Iraq and we did
– I said we’d end the war in Afghanistan and we are.
– “Al Qaeda is on the run and Bin Laden is dead”
– talks about all his tax cuts for the middle class
– claims we got all the money we used to bailout banks and got repaid “with interest”
– we passed health care “aka Obamacare” (big! cheers)
– we repealed don’t ask don’t tell
– didn’t take Gov Romeny’s advice to let car industry go under
– businesses have added new jobs; unemployemnt is down from it’s peak to under 8%
– home values are on the rise
– “we’re not where we need to be, not yet….too many friends and neighbors looking for work…homes underwater…young people burdened with debt when they graduate from college.”
“we’ve gone too far to turn back now … why would we go back? the last thing we can afford Florida is 4 years of the very same policies” that got us into the mess “that’s why I’m running for a second term”
– I’ve seen too much pain caused by bad economics to allow a return to it.
– Centerpiece of Romney plan is 20% tax cuts for rich americas (boos) “don’t boo, vote!” (cheers)
– tax cuts for top 1%…you wouldn’t know this from the new mitt Romney ….”extreme makeover”….after being a “severe conservative” he now wants you to think “he was extremely kidding”
– old things weren’t selling; now he’s for things he was against, eg. teachers, even some parts of Obamacare!

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