Obama: “I Wasn’t Born With a Silver Spoon In My Mouth”

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ELYRIA, Ohio — President Obama took his economic argument on the road Wednesday, declaring at a community college in hard-hit manufacturing country that his commitment to workforce training programs — programs, he said, that Republicans would gut — has helped thousands of laid-off workers find new jobs.

Obama sought to draw a stark contrast between his efforts to continue investing in what he described as the foundations of America’s economic strength — and “the other side,” which, the president said, would put an end to those investments in favor of granting tax breaks for the rich.