President Barack Obama on Monday said the most pressing jobs for the U.S. economy are the ones where people can do most good.
“I think it’s about a combination of things,” he told ABC News.
“What do you need to do to make sure that you have a robust economy?
And then what do you want people to do?
What do you hope people will do?
And that’s where the hard decisions are, what do we do to support the middle class and the working class?”
The president is urging Americans to vote in the November 6 election.
Obama is in Florida, the home state of his daughter Malia, and his daughter Sasha, who is running for the Senate in Virginia.
“The middle class, we have to make certain that we are supporting those families that are making the hardest choices,” Obama said.
“It’s important that we make sure our businesses are making them, too.”
He noted that he has been the president of the United States since January 20, 2009.
“When we get to the election, we will be asking a lot of questions,” Obama told ABC.
“And as I have said before, it is the biggest job of my presidency.
I’m not just doing this job, I’m doing this presidency, I have been here since January of 2009.”