We are fifteen years into this new century. Fifteen years that dawned with terror touching our shores; that unfolded with a new generation fighting two long and costly wars; that saw a vicious recession spread across our nation and the world. It has been, and still is, a hard time for many.
But tonight, we turn the page.
Tonight, after a breakthrough year for America, our economy is growing and creating jobs at the fastest pace since 1999. Our unemployment rate is now lower than it was before the financial crisis. More of our kids are graduating than ever before; more of our people are insured than ever before; we are as free from the grip of foreign oil as we've been in almost 30 years. ...
At this moment – with a growing economy, shrinking deficits, bustling industry, and booming energy production – we have risen from recession freer to write our own future than any other nation on Earth. ...I strongly suspect that PCG's writers will nevertheless insist that the President is completely wrong. If they do it will be mentioned here. They will tell PCG members to disregard what is said here. Ignore what you see with your eyes they will be told.
thanks to lower gas prices and higher fuel standards, the typical family this year should save $750 at the pump.
Some of what they have been saying insisting that, contrary to all the evidence, it is still just like 2008 may be seen in this post.