Obama Tries To Shift Focus To Economy

WASHINGTON (November 23, 2013) President Barack Obama said Saturday the U.S. economy is improving even if its progress has been overshadowed by political gridlock and the messy rollout of his health care law.

In his weekly radio and Internet address, Mr. Obama tried to shift the focus away from negative headlines, saying jobs have been created, the auto industry is recovering and deficits are falling.

But Mr. Obama says if Democrats and Republicans were working together, the economy could be even further along.

He accused Republicans of wasting time with dozens of votes to repeal his health care law.

In the Republican address, U.S. Rep. Michael Burgess, R-Texas, said despite Mr. Obama's promise, some who like their doctor may lose their doctor.

He said the U.S. should scrap the health law and start over.

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