And we will expand our commitment to charter schools. But whatever the training may be, every American will need to get more than a high school Obama and the congress.
But the only way to fully restore America's economic strength is to make the long-term investments that will lead to new jobs, new industries, and a renewed ability to compete with the rest of the world.
Lugar-Obama expands the Nunn-Lugar Cooperative Threat Reduction concept to conventional weaponsincluding shoulder-fired missiles and anti-personnel mines. But while our economy may be weakened and our confidence shaken, though we are living through difficult and uncertain times, tonight I want every American to know this: That is a promise we have to make to the children of America.
That would be worse for our deficit, worse for business, worse for you, and worse for the next generation. Because of this plan, there are teachers who can now keep their jobs and educate our kids.
For in our hands lies the ability to shape our world for good or for ill. Because even if we manage this plan flawlessly, there will be no real recovery unless we clean up the credit crisis that has severely weakened our financial system.
That is why it will be the goal of this administration to ensure that every child has access to a complete and competitive education -- from the day they are born to the day they begin a career. It's not about helping banks; it's about helping people.
There are 57 police officers who are still on the streets of Minneapolis tonight because this plan prevented the layoffs their department was about to make.
Their concerns must be our cause. Obama chose as his running mate Joseph R. That must be the starting point for every debate we have in the coming months, and where we return after those debates are done.
We have known for decades that our survival depends on finding new sources of energy.
So I ask this Congress to join me in doing whatever proves necessary. As you can imagine, this is a process that will take some time.
And that is why I can stand here tonight and say without exception or equivocation that the United States of America does not torture. It reflects the stark reality of what we've inherited -- a trillion-dollar deficit, a financial crisis, and a costly recession.
Right now, three-quarters of the fastest-growing occupations require more than a high school diploma. It's not just quitting on yourself, it's quitting on your country -- and this country needs and values the talents of every American. But credit has stopped flowing the way it should.
Now is the time to act boldly and wisely -- to not only revive this economy, but to build a new foundation for lasting prosperity.
I know that for many Americans watching right now, the state of our economy is a concern that rises above all others. The cost of health care eats up more and more of our savings each year, yet we keep delaying reform.
We know the country that harnesses the power of clean, renewable energy will lead the 21st century. I want to speak plainly and candidly about this issue tonight, because every American should know that it directly affects you and your family's well-being.
In the midst of civil war, we laid railroad tracks from one coast to another that spurred commerce and industry. But it is the responsibility of every citizen to participate in it. The weight of this crisis will not determine the destiny of this nation.
During his tenure, Obama notably focused on issues of nuclear non-proliferation and the health threat posed by avian flu. I called for action because the failure to do so would have cost more jobs and caused more hardship. And dropping out of high school is no longer an option.
And if they can get a loan, too, maybe they'll finally buy that car, or open their own business. Those qualities that have made America the greatest force of progress and prosperity in human history we still possess in ample measure.
We will rebuild, we will recover, and the United States of America will emerge stronger than before. That's not the source of concern.Below is the full transcript as delivered of President Obama's speech to a joint session of Congress on Feb.
24,as released by the White House. Did President Obama have "total control" of Congress?
Yes, for 4 entire months. And it was during that very small time window that Obamacare was passed in the Senate with 60 all-Democratic votes.
Obama, a Republican Congress, and Impeachment. Some Republicans are eager to impeach the President. Some are so eager that they go on the record saying that impeachment would probably pass the House.
Representatives Barletta (R-LA), Farenthold (R-TX), and Senator Cruz (R-TX) say that the only obstacle is the. S — th Congress () Improving Food-borne Illness Surveillance and Response Act of Sponsor: Sen.
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Holy cow. The Associated Press has reported that former President Barack Obama’s administration attempted to give Iran access to U.S. banks despite sanctions in place and lied to Congress about said plans.
The Obama administration inherited a war in Afghanistan, a war in Iraq, and a global "War on Terror," all launched by Congress during the term of President Bush in the aftermath of the September 11 attacks.Download