Thursday, January 28, 2010

Let's get it done.

American jobs, deficit economy, financial reform, education, smart energy, health care... all that and more need sound solutions.

Let's get it done.
From some on the right, I expect we'll hear a different argument, that if we just make fewer investments in our people, extend tax cuts, including those for the wealthier Americans, eliminate more regulations, maintain the status quo on health care, our deficits will go away.

The problem is, that's what we did for eight years.

That's what helped us into this crisis. It's what helped lead to these deficits. We can't do it again. Rather than fight the same tired battles that have dominated Washington for decades, it's time to try something new. Let's invest in our people without leaving them a mountain of debt. Let's meet our responsibility to the citizens who sent us here. Let's try common sense, a novel concept.

~President Barack Obama, State of the Union Address

Transcript at White

Video [ 71:53 ] at MSNBC


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