I Will Not Rest . . .

May 12, 2010, Deepwater Horizon Disaster

My Administration and I will not rest — or be satisfied — until the leak is stopped at the source, the oil on the Gulf is contained and cleaned up, and the people of this region are able to go back to their lives and livelihoods.

May 7, 2010, Jobs

We’re not going to rest until we’ve put this difficult chapter behind us.  And I won’t rest until you, and millions of your neighbors caught up in these storms, are able to find a good job and reach a brighter day.

April 2, 2010, Jobs

Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood . . .
President Obama and I will not rest until every American who wants a job can find one.

February 10, 2010, Economy

So the economy may be growing again, but that growth has not nearly made up for the terrible pain and dislocations that rocked businesses and families over the course of a very difficult two years.

So we’ve got a lot of work to do.  And I’m here to tell you, I will not rest — I know Harry will not rest — until we’re not just recovering, but we’re prospering.  I don’t want Vegas just to be getting by — I want Vegas to be thriving.  And I know that’s what you want as well.  (Applause.)

February 2, 2010, Economy / Jobs

And the thing, New Hampshire, when I was up here campaigning, I told you — I didn’t run for President to kick these challenges down the road.  I didn’t run for President to play it safe.  I didn’t run just to keep my poll numbers as high as possible for the next election.  I ran to solve problems for the next generation.  (Applause.)  I ran to get the hard things done.  That’s why you elected me.  (Applause.)

So I won’t rest until businesses are hiring again, and wages are rising again, and the middle class is thriving again, and we’ve finally got an economy that works for all Americans, not just some Americans.  I won’t rest until we do what we know has to be done to secure our leadership in the 21st century.  I don’t want to cede our future to China and India and European countries.  I’m not willing to settle for second place — not for the United States of America.  (Applause.)

January 25, 2010, Jobs

But more than 7 million have been lost as a consequence of this recession –- an epidemic that demands our relentless and sustained response.  Now, last month the House passed a new jobs bill.  The Senate, as we speak, is hard at work developing its own job creation package.  Creating good, sustainable jobs is the single most important thing we can do to rebuild the middle class -– and I won’t rest until we’re doing just that.

January 21, 2010, Jobs

I called for the extension of emergency relief to help hurting Americans who’ve lost their jobs.  And you can expect a continued, sustained and relentless effort to create good jobs for the American people.  I will not rest until we’ve gotten there.  (Applause.)

December 4, 2009, Economy / Jobs

So here’s the bottom line.  I know times are tough.  Michelle and I were talking the other day — there are members of our families that are out of work.  We’re not that far removed from struggling to pay the bills.  Five, six years ago, we were still paying off student loans.  Still trying to figure out if we pay this bill this month, what do we have to give up next month.  We’re not that far away from there.  But I promise you this:  I won’t rest until things get better.

November 23, 2009, Economy

Our economy is growing for the first time in more than a year, and we know that economic growth is a prerequisite for job growth.  But, having said that, what I emphasize today is we cannot sit back and be satisfied, given the extraordinarily high unemployment levels that we’ve seen.  We have only taken the first step in curing our economy and making sure that it is moving on the right track.  And I will not rest until businesses are investing again and businesses are hiring again and people have work again.

September 15, 2009, Jobs

I know that’s small consolation when so many people you know are still out of work.  It’s going to take some time to achieve a complete recovery.  But I want you all to know, I will not rest until anybody who’s looking for a job can find one — and I’m not talking about just any job, but good jobs that give every American decent wages and decent benefits and a fair shot at the American Dream.  (Applause.)  That’s what I’m fighting for every single day.  (Applause.)

August 1, 2009, Jobs

Now, I realize that none of this is much comfort for Americans who are still out of work or struggling to make ends meet.  And when we receive our monthly job report next week, it is likely to show that we are continuing to lose far too many jobs in this country.  As far as I’m concerned, we will not have a recovery as long as we keep losing jobs.  And I won’t rest until every American who wants a job can find one.

May 11, 2009, Lowering Health Care Costs

And that’s why I was committed to health care reform as a presidential candidate; that’s why health care reform is a key priority to this presidency; that’s why I will not rest until the dream of health care reform is finally achieved in the United States of America. And that’s why I’m thrilled to have such a broad, diverse group of individuals from all across the health care spectrum representing every constituency and every political predisposition who feel that same sense of urgency and are committing themselves to work diligently to bring down costs so we can achieve the reforms that we seek.

Evidently creating jobs and saving the economy was not the top priority. So far, everything that this administration has done (and wants to do) has stifled the economy and jobs.

How long does it take before hearing what you want to hear takes a back seat to seeing the results that you want to see?

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