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Obama on economy: We're better off

Friday, February 26, 2016 - 00:48

President Barack Obama hits back at presidential candidates, saying the U.S. economy is ''significantly better off'' than when he came into office. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (no reporter narration) President Barack Obama hits back at presidential candidates, saying the U.S. economy is "significantly better off" than when he came into office. Rough Cut (no reporter narration) STORY: U.S. President Barack Obama said the U.S. economy has vastly improved since he took office, despite what candidates running for the presidency may say: "You don't hear a lot about this from the folks on the campaign trail. They're spending all their time talking-down America. I don't know when it became fashionable to do that. But I sure am proud of what I've seen Americans do, over the course of these last seven years since the crisis hit. And anybody who says that we're not absolutely better off today than we were just seven years ago - they're not leveling with you. They're not telling the truth. By almost every economic measure, we are significantly better off, and Florida is significantly better off. Jacksonville is a whole lot better off," Obama said. The president delivered his remarks at a lithium-ion battery manufacturing plant in Florida.

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Obama on economy: We're better off

Friday, February 26, 2016 - 00:48