President Obama is back in
But earlier Tuesday in
The president greeted dozens of cheering auto workers—a group he says is setting an example for the country.
“The changes we're seeing throughout
The president credits the economic stimulus package and his decision to restructure the auto industry.
“We made the decision to stand with you because we had confidence in the American worker, more than anything,” said Obama. “Today, we know that was the right decision.”
Mr. Obama also got the crowd roaring with a major announcement.
“Chrysler is announcing an additional investment of more than 800 million dollars in its
Vice President Biden told workers that strengthening the auto industry helps the entire community.
“When you guys have jobs, guess what happens? The coffee shop stays open, the barber shop stays open. The restaurant stays open. People open new businesses downtown,” he said.
Auto workers who attended the president’s speech say it's been amazing to see the plant turn around and help the entire town of
“I've been here all my life, and to see things going real well again is very nice,” said Robin Stout, who recently gained a full-time position at the Chrysler plant.
“It's just great to see that there is hope now for
The president's policies have drawn criticism from Republicans who say he's adding to the deficit. Mr. Obama says the road to recovery is long, but that the country is heading in the right direction.