Speech at a DNC event in Chicago, August 3, 2011: “We finally put some common-sense rules so that banks aren’t taking the kinds of risk that almost led to an economic meltdown, and that consumers are protected when you get credit cards or mortgages. And, frankly, there are some folks in Congress who are trying to block us from making that progress.”
White House Rural Economic Forum in Peosta, Iowa, August 16, 2011: “I know there are naysayers out there. We know that there are some who see hard times and think that we’ve got to accept less, that our best days are past.”
Speech on the American Jobs Act in Denver, September 27, 2011: “There are some folks in Washington who don’t get it. This isn’t about giving me a win. This is about giving Democrats and Republicans a chance to do something for the American people. It’s about giving people who are hurting a win. That’s what this is about.”
Let me be clear. This naysaying by partisan, anti-American, anti-consumer, nihilistic, amnesiac reactionaries who say our best days are behind us and think government has no role in anything is wrong, and it has to stop.