If we take the smart steps right now to create lasting economic growth; if we look beyond our own short-term self-interests to the wider set of obligations that we have to each other; if we band together with resolve and clear purpose to take care of business right here and now, we succeed. That’s when we prosper. That’s when the United States of America cannot be stopped.
And seeing all of you here tonight, I believe that the future is going to be very bright for all of us. So I thank you. I hope you’re ready to continue rolling up your sleeves. Our work is not yet done, it’s not yet time to celebrate. But we’re going to get it done — I’m absolutely confident, thanks to you. (Applause.)
(Source: White House)