Pres. Barack Obama Again Rates Himself ‘Incomplete’ On Economy

Source: Devin Dwyer / ABC News

With 63 days to go to the election, President Obama says he still deserves an “incomplete” – rather than a letter grade – when asked to rate his performance on fixing the economy.

“You know, I would say incomplete,” Obama said in an interview with Boulder, Colo., TV station KKTV.

“But what I would say is the steps that we have taken in saving the auto industry, in making sure that college is more affordable and investing in clean energy and science and technology and research, those are all the things that we are going to need to grow over the long term,” he said. “One big piece of business that we still have to do is make sure our debts and deficits are brought under control, and I’ve put forward a balanced plan that would reduce our deficits by $4 trillion.”

It’s not the first time Obama has rated himself “incomplete” when asked about his first-term economic performance. But the latest assessment provides fresh fodder for Republican attacks at the start of the Democratic National Convention.

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