Oomf… That hurt!
A 10 year-old kid asked Obama a tougher question than the lapdog media. 10 year-old Floridian asked Obama asked Obama about the economy and struggling families – his friends are living in cars.
FOX Nation reported, via Scholastic:
Transcript via FOX Nation:
TOPANGA: Mr. President, I live in central Florida. And some of my friends and some children in my neighborhood have had to live in hotels because their parents lost their jobs and lost their home to foreclosure. What would you say to kids and families who are struggling in this economy?
PRESIDENT OBAMA: Well, I get a lot of letters from young people all across the country. I get about 10 letters a day. The White House gets about 40,000, but my staff selects 10 for me to read. And some of them are from young people whose parents are struggling. And I usually try to respond to young people especially.
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The economy has gone through a very difficult time. And we’ve gone through times like this before where a lot of people get laid off from work. We had a big economic crisis. It’s getting better, but not as fast as we’d like. And I think what I would tell you is the same thing I tell these young people and their parents, which is that we’re going to do everything we can to try to provide assistance to people so they don’t lose their homes. We’re going to do everything we can to try to start new businesses and create new opportunities for people to be able to get the jobs of the future.
I also tell the young people that this is why it’s so important to go to school and to really focus on being able to go to college and get a degree, because most of the jobs these days are going to be jobs where you’ve got to have a good education. You’ve got to have good math skills. You have to have good science skills. You have to have good communications and writing skills. If you don’t, it’s going to be very hard to get a job.