December 19, 2014

Michelle Obama campaigns in Appleton

First Lady Michelle Obama made a campaign stop in Appleton Friday afternoon, and focused on what President Obama has accomplished over the last four years. Mrs. Obama spoke in a packed Alexander Gymnasium, on the campus of Lawrence University campus. “While my husband is proud of what we have achieved together, he is nowhere near satisfied, not at all, not for one second,” she said. “Barack knows that too many people are still hurting.”

“That’s why he cut taxes for small businesses, and working families. Because we have a president who believes that teachers and firefighters should not be paying higher taxes than millionaires and billionaires,” Mrs. Obama said. “While we still have a long way to go to rebuild our economy, understand we have had thirty straight months of private sector job growth, a total of 5.1 million new jobs under this president.”

The First Lady also said the president tackled health care reform, despite the political consequences. “He cared that it was the right thing to do,” she said. “And thankfully, because he fought for health reform, today our parents and grandparents on Medicare are paying hundreds less for their prescription drugs. Our young people can stay on their parents insurance until they’re 26 years old.”

She also urged supporters to get involved in the campaign over the final weeks before the November election.

Mike Kemmeter WHBY