Wednesday, February 25, 2009

President Barack Obama’s Speech to Congress, and my take on it.

The President gave a great speech last night. He eased the concerns of all Americans. He reassured those that have been supportive of him and gave confidence to those that have opposed him. He let the American people know that, yes we are going engage in serious investments in Health Care, Infrastructure, Job Creation, Economic Recovery and Education. While at the same tine doing everything he can to try and draw down the debt. He has assured the public that fiscal responsibility will also be a staple of his administration. WOW!

What stood out the most to me was that the President guaranteed that Health Care would get done this year. That is a pretty BOLD statement coming form a pretty bold guy. Surely he understands what he is up against. The Obstructionist Party are going to do everything in their power to get in his way. The President was unapologetic about standing up for and promoting Strong Progressive Policies to move this country Forward. He realizes that it is Governments job to advance Social and Economic Issue regardless of what the Republican Do Nothing Obstructionist Party says.

This is an exciting time to be a Democrat. It is an exciting time to be a Progressive. It is an exciting time to be an American. When you have a leader that has the ability to rally the troops they way he does, it makes you feel that anything is possible. This is the mentally we most approach every problem we face. We can't be scared. We can't be timid. We can't sit back and do nothing like the Republican Party has done over the last 8 years. We need to Boldly focus on moving this country forward. You don't do that form the Top Down like Ronald Reagan suggested with his supply side economics often called Trickle Down "Reaganomics", you do it from the bottom up. You expand the middle class, you make education, and health care affordable, you rebuild your infrastructure, you create jobs instead of giving tax breaks to companies that send jobs overseas. And with his Leadership we will recover from this crisis.