Keep moving those goal posts, Barack.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says people need to be patient about the economic recovery and that training workers for manufacturing jobs will help with the turnaround.
The recession didn’t happen overnight and won’t end that way, either, the president said Saturday in his weekly radio and online address.
“It’s going to take time,” Obama said.
Recent polling found broad disapproval with Obama’s handling of the economy as the 2012 presidential election takes shape. It reached 59 percent in a Washington Post-ABC News poll.
Job growth slowed sharply in May and unemployment inched up to 9.1 percent. Economic indicators also showed that manufacturers cut 5,000 jobs last month. Those were the first job losses in that sector in seven months.
No president since World War II has won a second term with a jobless rate above 7.2 percent, and Obama’s options for achieving faster economic growth before the November 2012 election appear limited.