Obama pitches economic agenda at Ohio steel plant

President says comeback of auto industry saved more than 1 million American jobs
Associated Press
Nov 14, 2013

Dogged by the botched enrollment launch of his health care law, President Barack Obama on Thursday touted increased automobile fuel efficiency for helping reduce reliance on foreign oil.

For the first time in nearly two decades, the U.S. produced more oil at home in October than it imported from abroad. Obama called the shift "a huge competitive advantage" for the United States.

The president spoke at a Cleveland plant that makes steel used for higher fuel-efficient cars. Obama says the comeback of the auto industry during his presidency helped the ArcelorMittal plant and saved more than 1 million American jobs.

"We've got to do more to get those engines of the economy churning even faster," Obama said. "But because we've been willing to do some hard things, not just kick the can down the road, factories are reopening their doors, businesses are hiring new workers."

The president was highlighting some of the positive notes in the still sluggish economic recovery, even as problems with the health care law were the focus Thursday in Washington.

Obama announced earlier in the day from the White House that insurance companies would have the option to keep offering consumers plans that would otherwise be canceled. The announcement was meant to meet an Obama promise, ultimately unmet for millions, which assured Americans that they would be able to keep their coverage if they liked it.

"We are not going to gut this law. We will fix what needs to be fixed, but we're going to make the Affordable Care Act work," Obama said.

In a bright spot for Obama, Ohio Gov. John Kasich is one of a few Republican governors to take advantage of the law's Medicaid expansion to reach more low-income Americans.

"The governor didn't do it because he just loves me so much," Obama said. "If every Republican governor did what Kasich did here rather than play politics about it, you'd have another 5.4 million Americans who could get access to health care next year regardless of what happens with the website."

Obama was attending a political fundraiser Thursday evening in Philadelphia.

Comments

Truth2u

EVERYONE has healthcare and don't try to say they don't, I’m connected to the health care industry and there is NO ONE that is refused treatment if they can't pay. In 2002 Phil Gramm presented a health care bill that your comrades in both houses mocked and voted down, why? Because it could not CONTROL THE PEOPLE and EVERYTHING, I mean EVERYTHING ! This obamacare isn’t about health its about CONTROL, COMPLETE CONTROL! Anyone who cant see this is so far to the left they can’t be helped.
I’m sure you'll be googling this and seeking instructions from your libtard Task Masters since you won’t think for yourself but instead approach all discussions with a closed and predetermined position no matter what they facts are. You would look perfect in Green and Red.
There is NO difference in the southern slave owner and Obama/Reid/Pelosi/Feinstein. The only difference is the whip being used. If we don’t succumb to their orders then we will be whipped by IRS audits leading to higher taxes, not much different than having to make more bricks for Pharaoh !

shucks

coasterfan has owned you again , Darwin's choice

Darwin's choice

You suckling, keep 'em close.....

shucks

keep THIS close

Darwin's choice

Choking on all the Obama today?

shucks

No , maybe your mother is.

Darwin's choice

Good one thug.

Can't get far away from the hood,eh?

Darwin's choice

When they call you in from the field, do they whistle, or just ring that triangle thing by the barn?

Darwin's choice

Azzhat as always....but, with your savior going down the toilet with you believers clinging on, you should choose a different topic....you've got nothing else! Ha ha. The entire democratic party will be turning their backs on Obie today trying to distance themselves from the swirling drain.....!

YAWWNN

It appears he has coaster in his oral cavity and big dog, deertracker, and Obama all in his anus.

Truth2u

Speedbump LOL!!!! Can you believe this guy !!! What a looser! The man is a SLAVE MASTER, forcing FREE citizens to buy what they don't want and if they don't he's going to whip us with his IRS audits and heavy taxes. Coaster fan, you lack the simple understandings necessary for politcal reasoning, this is a REPUBLIC, not a democracy. We are also FREE to buy what we want, to FORCE anyone to buy anything is nothing but criminal and slavery. But its not possible for you to see this reality since you are a socialist and not an American. Your no different than Stalin and will never stop your distortions until we are eating potatoes and drinking vodka for our main stays, all dressed in green. Pathetic that you require others to fulfill your needs while real men can stand on their own and not require the government to support them or their buddies.

shucks

Turn off your Right-wing nut news sources and take your medication.

Truth2u

nothing but hot air, can't you present any facts? Of course not, your a libtard, you CAN'T think for yourself, you depend on the government for EVERYTHING.

shucks

Your "facts" are what you parrot from Right-wing news.

Gee , I didn't know I was a Libtard .

And isn't it a Liberal that depends on the government for EVERYTHING?

Darwin's choice

Obama is now asking for what Cruz and other (radical haters) were asking for 6 weeks ago. He is now telling Congress to do what just 6 weeks ago he said he would veto if they sent it to his desk.

What happened ?

grumpy

Obama is doing the biding of Cruz and company when the truth of their observations have been proven correct. Obama is listening to his betters, after throwing a fit about being wrong... again.

grumpy

Obama is doing the biding of Cruz and company when the truth of their observations have been proven correct. He is listening to his betters, after throwing a fit about being wrong... again.

Darwin's choice

Fact of the day......:

Most Chicago politicians have to spend some time in prison after their term.

Obama/Fail

Darwin's choice

I didn't think they knew about Obama in 1965...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S...

coasterfan

Truth2u: Really? We all have to buy auto insurance, if we want to drive car. We all have to get a driver's license if we want to drive a car. By your idiotic definition, those are examples of Socialism, too. I'm willing to bet that you couldn't give a definition of the word Socialism, anyway. It's just a word that you've heard Braniacs like Palin, Limbaugh, Levin and Bachmann use, so it must be bad bad bad, right?

The only idiots I know are people who gripe about the $95 penalty for not buying a policy, who didn't gripe about the $500-600 more we each previously paid in higher premiums to help pay for the uninsured. You didn't actually think that hospitals treated the uninsured for free, when they came to the ER, did you? You do understand that $600 is a bigger number than $95, right?

I don't need anyone to fulfill my needs, and stand on my own, as a fulltime, hard-working American. Conservatives really, really, really need to stop believing that they, and only they, love our country. Your level of arrogance is stunning, given the fact that you don't understand the difference been "your" and "you're", and think "loser" is spelled with two o's.

Bottom Line

The grammar argument? YOU'RE a D bag.

Also, getting a license and driving a car is a CHOICE. Not something we're (not were) forced into doing. We understand that if we choose to do that, we have to buy auto insurance.

coasterfan

Glad you agree with me. What's funny is that you don't realize that you do...

Re: grammar, it's a sign of someone with less schooling, or less smarts, and certainly a sign of someone who reads a lot less than someone who does speak intelligently. So yes, poor grammar does hurt his argument.

Donegan

Correcting grammar in the middle of a political dispute means you have lost the argument and have resorted to knit picking.
Arguing with a Obama supporter is like playing chess with a pigeon, No matter what you say to them the will just strut around knocking over the pieces and crapping on the board like they have won the game.

Darwin's choice

"Chess Pigeon" LMFAO !!!!!

YAWWNN

Not presenting a properly researched, coherent argument is the sign of ignorance. Time to go back to school teach.

Truth2u

Car insurance is NOT FORCED UPON US, if we don't buy it we are NOT TAXED. Why can't you understand simple truths and realities.

Bottom Line

Thought process for coasterfan and 4shizzle: everytime someone presents FACTS showing Obama's policies are failing, let's justify that by talking about Bush's failures (which he admittedly did have) from a decade ago. Truth2u is right, you're anti-American. Move to China. You represent everything why our country is going down the toilet.

coasterfan

Nope. What we are saying is: if you bring up a problem that Bush caused, and try to blame Obama for it, we're going to call you on it.

Dr. Information

Country ran great under Bush. What caused the collapse? Oh that is right, Mr. Clintons "everyone has a right to own their own home" scheme. Bush warned of it several times and even went on record saying that this is going to create some hard times ahead when it collapses but hey, people were buying homes that shouldn't or buying homes way out of their range to keep up with the Jones and all was good. That is until tens of millions of Americans were married to this house they could never afford and forgot to factor in that there are other things in life that cost money. Whammm, the economy tumbled like a stack of cards. The housing collapse was the start of our counties downward spiral. That single handily caused the banks disasters, the obvious housing market crash and every little thing related to it. Thank a Clinton next time you want to talk about the economic crash.

shucks

Bottom Line

You watch Fox news and listen to Rush and other Right-wing nut news.

How can I tell? Simply because you sound as crazy as they are.

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