Presidential Remarks on the Economy

This video originally aired on Tuesday, December 6, 2011.

About This Video

President Obama spoke about the U.S. economy, invoking Theodore Roosevelt's populism and challenging Republican belief in trickle-down economic theory. In his remarks he said the theory spoke to individualism but "has never worked," and that the nation was at "a make-or-break moment for the middle class." He promoted his economic priorities, including the extension and expansion of Social Security payroll tax cuts, and said a strong economy started with education, which he declared a "national mission."


Business & Commerce, Economic Policy, U.S. Economy

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  • Economics
  • The President


  • President Barack Obama