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Obama: "We Don't Resent Success; We Are Thrilled With The Opportunities That America Affords"

PRESIDENT OBAMA: Now, I want to be clear about this because sometimes in our debates with our friends on the other side of the political spectrum, this may not be clear, so let me just repeat it once again, as Americans, we understand that some folks are going to earn more than others. We don’t resent success; we are thrilled with the opportunities that America affords.

Somebody goes out there, starts a business, invents a new product, provides a new service, that's what drives our economy. That's why this free-market economy is the most dynamic on Earth. We’re thrilled with that. Everybody agrees on that.

But what we also believe is that nobody who works full-time should ever have to raise a family in poverty. That violates a basic sense of who we are. And that’s why it’s time to give America a raise. It is time to give America a raise. Now is the time. Now is the time.

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