Shamans in Lima, Peru, performing a ritual for good luck in 2011, hold an image of President Barack Obama.
In his weekly radio address Saturday, President Obama committed himself in 2011 to improving the economy, creating jobs and strengthening the middle class. Here’s to a New Year’s resolution that hopefully won’t be broken. —JCL
President Barack Obama has set his New Year’s resolution high for 2011: repair the struggling economy.
In his weekly radio and Internet address on Saturday, the vacationing president said recent data showed the economic recovery was gaining traction even as millions of Americans are still out of work.
“Our most important task now is to keep that recovery going,” Obama said. “As president, that’s my commitment to you: to do everything I can to make sure our economy is growing, creating jobs, and strengthening our middle class. That’s my resolution for the coming year.”