Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Obama's Address to the Nation.

Two months in, Obama delivered all this: (Click here to read his speech)

Employment Plan - Over the next two years, this plan will save or create 3.5 million jobs. More than 90% of these jobs will be in the private sector – jobs rebuilding our roads and bridges; constructing wind turbines and solar panels; laying broadband and expanding mass transit.

Education cost assistance - families who are struggling to pay tuition costs will receive a $2,500 tax credit for all four years of college.

Tax cuts - Because of this plan, 95% of the working households in America will receive a tax cut – a tax cut that you will see in your paychecks beginning on April 1st.

Holding banks accountable for assistance - And this time, they will have to clearly demonstrate how taxpayer dollars result in more lending for the American taxpayer. This time, CEOs won’t be able to use taxpayer money to pad their paychecks or buy fancy drapes or disappear on a private jet. Those days are over.

Energy Plan - Will double this nation’s supply of renewable energy in the next three years. Also will support that innovation, we will invest fifteen billion dollars a year to develop technologies like wind power and solar power; advanced biofuels, clean coal, and more fuel-efficient cars and trucks built right here in America.

Pledged to cut deficit by 50% by the end of first term - already identified two trillion dollars in savings over the next decade and will cut tax breaks for companies that ship our jobs overseas.

Increasing number of soldiers in the military

Increasing Soldier's Pay

Extending Veteran's health care benefits

Closing Guantanamo Bay
- Without exception or equivocation, the United States of America does not torture.

I'm sorry, but what the FLOCK was George Bush doing for EIGHT YEARS???

It's like the movie "Dave" - (If you haven't seen it, you should) - where he sits down and cuts a billion dollars from the budget, and he's just a regular ol' guy. It's inspiring, and to be honest, after feeling so disheartened and angry with our government for so long, it feels like a gulldurned miracle.

God Bless President Obama. (Sigh, I LOVE saying "President Obama.")

~J xoxo


Kimberley Bednarski Anderson said...

AMEN, sister friend.

M said...

Thats a cool way of looking at it, its nice to hear something positive for a change.

Doug said...

Cheers !!!

Michael said...

It will be interesting to see if there are posts regarding each of these situations where he bailed. "No equivocation"...Maybe