Obama: Time To ‘Turn The Page’ On Economic Woes, Lengthy Wars Of Past

CBS New York

WASHINGTON (CBSNewYork) — In his State of the Union address Tuesday, President Barack Obama urged Americans Tuesday night to “turn the page” on years of economic troubles, terrorism and lengthy wars 15 years into the 21st century.

Obama noted that the century began with the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, followed b two long and expensive wars and a “vicious” recession.

But he argued that his own presidency had ushered in an era of smarter American leadership and a growing U.S. economy.

FULL TEXT: Full Text: President Barack Obama’s 2015 State Of The Union Address

“Tonight, after a breakthrough year for America, our economy is growing and creating jobs at the fastest pace since 1999. Our unemployment rate is now lower than it was before the financial crisis. More of our kids are graduating than ever before; more of our people are insured than ever before; we are as…

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