[W]hen asked about his proudest achievement, interestingly, Mr. Obama didn’t cite the passage of his health care law, which was recently upheld by the Supreme Court.
“You know, my proudest achievement is actually stabilizing the economy to avert a great depression,” he said. “Because if I don’t do that, nothing else matters.”
“Now we’re not where we need to be. And you’re right, the unemployment rate is way too high,” he said. “But the fact of the matter is that we were able to stop a hemorrhaging of jobs, get the economy growing again, add 4.4 million jobs, 500,000 manufacturing jobs, save the auto industry. All those things provide us at least a base from which now to grow,” he said.