Saturday, January 24, 2009

Obama's American Recovery & Reinvestment Plan (Video via White House Blog)

The White House has a blog. Obama is officially Web 2.0. Below are quotes from the blog at whitehouse.gov. The full text to the video is available at the blog.
In his first weekly address since being sworn in as the 44th president of the United States, President Barack Obama discusses how the American Recovery and Reinvestment Plan will jump-start the economy.

"This is not just a short-term program to boost employment," he said. "It’s one that will invest in our most important priorities like energy and education; health care and a new infrastructure that are necessary to keep us strong and competitive in the 21st century."

The Administration is still working with Congress to refine the plan, but in the address, President Obama lays out the key priorities. He goes into detail, noting that the plan will update our electric grid by laying more than 3,000 miles of transmission lines; weatherize 2.5 million homes; protect health insurance for more than 8 million Americans in danger of losing their coverage; secure 90 major ports; renovate 10,000 schools; and triple the number of science fellowships.




Reflation finally here? Is this why gold and silver violated some huge barriers on Friday? Posting soon.

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