It is all George Bush's fault and Republicans have no new or good ideas and let's blame Bush again, oh and rich people are bad.Although he did not mention George W. Bush by name, he attacked House Minority Leader John Boehner multiple times throughout his speech.
In terms of the actual economic topics Obama talked about, he said the difference betweeen Republicans and Democrats is that Democrats want corporate jobs kept in the United States, implying that Republicans support taking jobs oversees. Obama proposed a 6 year infastructure plan that would "put Americans to work right away," and said he supports a tax cut for small businesses (making less than $250,000 a year of course). Obama attacked the rich throughout his speech and claimed "these aren't the people who are going to spend money anyway." He touted health care reform, financial reform and his new education reform initiative. And....college for everyone! For free!
But, Obama did say, "I am absolutely committed to fiscal responsibility." Does anyone else remember his previous commitment to PAYGO?
In short, the entire speech was a campaign stunt and platform for Obama to talk about the "economy" when really it was all about trying to save Democrats in November.
"And that's the choice Ohio."