"But you should know that keeping the economy growing and making sure jobs are available is the first thing I think about when I wake up every morning. It's the last thing I think about when I go to bed each night."Of course he was just paying lip service because back in 2009 he said:
As President, my greatest responsibility is the security of the American people. It is the first thing I think about when I wake up in the morning. It's the last thing I think about when I go to sleep at night.So if the economy and jobs are the first thing he thinks of when he wakes up and before he goes to sleep, then why isn't he receiving any economic briefings?
At some point during the first two years of his administration, President Obama stopped receiving the daily economic briefing that he requested when he took office.Which he probably lights his cigarettes with.
Former White House press secretary Robert Gibbs announced at this own first daily briefing reporters that Obama asked for the daily economic briefing, described then as comparable to the daily intelligence briefing the president gets every morning.
“The president asked that this be added every day to his schedule,” Gibbs said at the time. Gibbs added that Obama believed it is “important that each day he receive the most up to date information as it relates to the economy.”
But at some point, the daily economic briefings stopped showing up on Obama's daily schedule.
White House officials said the meetings slowly petered out, but Obama still receives a daily economic briefing on paper.