Economy

"Good jobs. A better bargain for the middle class and folks working to join it. An economy that grows from the middle-out. This is where I will focus my energies... But I won’t be able to do it alone, so I'm going to be calling on all of us to take up this cause." –President Obama

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Securing the American Dream and Strengthening the Middle Class

  1. Building an economy that creates more good paying jobs in the fast-growing industries for hard-working Americans.

  2. Providing a quality education that doesn't break the bank—and gives Americans the skills they need for the jobs that are in-demand today and the jobs of tomorrow.

  3. Protecting the opportunity of owning a home—and building a housing finance system that provides a solid foundation for this dream.

  4. Protecting retirement savings and making it easier for Americans to put money away—and keep it for when they need it.

  5. Ensuring affordable health insurance that fits Americans' budgets and is there when they get sick.

  6. Growing the opportunities for upward mobility so that hard work pays off for everyone.


Before President Obama took office, the economy was losing 800,000 jobs a month. Now, we've seen 41 consecutive months of job growth and more than 7.3 million new private-sector jobs.