3 takeaways from Obama’s speech at Northwestern University

SHARE 3 takeaways from Obama’s speech at Northwestern University

EVANSTON — President Barack Obama touted his ecomonic achievements during a speech Thursday at Northwestern University, hosted by the Kellogg School of Management. Here are my top takeways from the speech . . .


“If we make it easier for students to pay off their college loans, we’ll help a whole lot of young people breathe easier and feel freer to take the jobs they really want.”

“If we raise the minimum wage, we won’t just put more money in workers’ pockets; they’ll spend it at local businesses, who’ll hire more people.”

“But I also believe in a higher principle: which is we all in this together.”


“In the decade before the Affordable Care Act — AKA Obamacare — double-digit premium increases were common.”

Obama departed from his text and ad libbed “AKA Obamacare”


“If we want to make and sell the best products, we have to invest in the best ideas, just like you do at Northwestern.”

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