Thursday, January 28, 2010

"We Don't Quit"–State of the Union Address Highlights Increased American Exports, Jobs


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"We don't quit. I don't quit. We are Americans. We are resilient."
Not only was President Barack Obama's January 12 State of the
Union Address peppered with good, usable sound bites, it held simplified
concepts anyone listening could grasp.

Contrasting some of his speeches that contain high-level
conceptual ideas–that the average I-didn't-take-Poli-sci citizen
may miss–the address highlighted what the president campaigned
on and reminded the base and those who voted for him, why they
put him in office in the first place.

Sticking to a Budget
Congress passed the PayGo or Pay-as-you-go law Thursday January 28, the president announced during a Tampa speech, that will help cut the deficit. Instead of living on extensions of credit, the country will now roll back to having honest accounting in place. In other words, using only cash
on hand for project funding will restore America to 1990s
surpluses.

The president also said he will enact reforms and new initiatives
to defend the middle class -- to create millions of new jobs,
support small businesses, and drive up wages; to invest in the
education of our children and the clean energy technology that
must power our future; and to protect the economy from reckless
Wall Street abuses.

"That is why I called for a robust jobs bill without delay. It's
why I proposed a small businesses tax credit, new investments in
infrastructure, and pushed for climate legislation to create a
clean energy economy."

"It's why we're taking on big banks, reforming Wall Street,
revitalizing our education system, increasing transparency -- and
finishing the job on health insurance reform."
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The president also said change is never easy.
"Change on the scale we seek does not come easily. But I will
never accept second place for the United States of America," he
told the American people.
He went on to say that he is not disconnected from the American
public and that he recognizes the struggles and anxieties that
plague people.

"That's why I ran for president. I read it in letters each night.
I've witness this for years. I have spent my adult life (fighting
for people.)" he said.

Students will get to pay only 10 percent of their salaries to student loan debt each month and the debt will be forgiven after 20 years. Student loan debt forgiveness occur after 10 years if the student works for the government.

President Obama explained and drew parallels between his campaign
promises, his agenda and what he is now doing.
Concentrating on offshore drilling, clean coal technology, a clean
energy economy and exporting more American goods will help create
more jobs and keep America a global leader, he said.
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