The White HouseOffice of the Press SecretaryFor Immediate ReleaseJanuary 07, 2012
WEEKLY ADDRESS: Continuing to Growthe Economy in the New Year
—In this week’s address, President Obama shared his New Year’s
resolution with the American people: to do whatever it takes to move the economy forward and
make sure that middle class families regain the security they’ve lost in the last decade.
This iswhy the President appointed Richard Cordray this week to lead the Consumer FinancialProtection Bureau to protect American consumers. And while we learned that the United Stateseconomy continues to add private sector jobs
with over 1.9 million created in 2011
moreneeds to be done to move the economy forward. The Pres
ident will also announce in this week’saddress that he will host an ―Insourcing American Jobs‖ forum at the White House on
Wednesday to hear from business leaders who are bringing jobs back home and see how we canget others to follow their lead.
Remarks of President Barack Obama
The White House
Saturday, January 7, 2012
Hello, everybody.This week, I traveled to Cleveland, Ohio, to talk with folks about the biggest challenge we faceas a country
rebuilding our economy so that, once again, hard work pays off, responsibility isrewarded, and anyone, regardless of who they are or where they come from, can make it if theytry.
That’s the economy America deserves.
That’s the economy I’m fighting every day to build.
Now, to get there, the most important thing we need to do is get more Americans back towork.
And over the past three years, we’ve made steady progress.
We just learned that oureconomy added 212,000 private sector jobs in December. After losing more than 8 million jobsin the re
cession, we’ve added more than 3 million private sector jobs over the past 22
And we’re starting 2012 with manufacturing on the rise and the American auto industry
on the mend.
We’re heading in the rightdirection.
And we’re not going to let up.
On Wednesday the White
House will host a forum called ―Insourcing American Jobs.‖
We’ll hear from business leaders
who are bringing jobs back home and see how we can help other businesses follow their lead.