In victory lap, Obama says US better off than 7 years ago
JACKSONVILLE - President Barack Obama says anyone who says the U.S. isn't better off than it was seven years ago isn't telling the truth.
Obama is taking a victory lap on the economy in Jacksonville, Florida. He's promoting the benefits of the $760 billion economic stimulus bill he signed shortly after taking office seven years ago. Obama says the United States has benefited because his administration put "smart policies" in place.
The president is touring a factory that makes high-tech batteries. He says the U.S. should be investing in clean energy technologies that allow it to continue to be an innovation leader.
Obama says the economic recovery has required dauntingly fast adaptation to change but that the U.S. makes change work for itself.