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President Obama recorded a video to speak directly to you about his economic recovery plan.
Invite your friends and family to watch the video and learn why our unprecedented challenges require immediate action.
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After you watch the video, watch Gov. Tim Kaine answer questions from ordinary citizens about the plan and share your story about the economic crisis.
We're counting on you to collect the real stories of the challenges Americans are facing during this recession. We need to hear from you how the economic crisis is affecting your life and why the economic recovery plan is important to you and your community.
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Yesterday began with some devastating news with regard to our economic crisis. But I'm pleased to say it ended on a more positive note.
In the morning, we received yet another round of alarming employment figures – the worst in more than 30 years. Another 600,000 jobs were lost in January. We've now lost more than 3.6 million jobs since this recession began.
But by the evening, Democrats and Republicans came together in the Senate and responded appropriately to the urgency this moment demands.
In the midst of our greatest economic crisis since the Great Depression, the American people were hoping that Congress would begin to confront the great challenges we face. That was, after all, what last November's election was all about.
Legislation of such magnitude deserves the scrutiny that it's received over the last month, and it will receive more in the days to come. But we can't afford to make perfect the enemy of the absolutely necessary. The scale and scope of this plan is right. And the time for action is now.
Because if we don't move swiftly to put this plan in motion, our economic crisis could become a national catastrophe. Millions of Americans will lose their jobs, their homes, and their health care. Millions more will have to put their dreams on hold.
Let's be clear: We can't expect relief from the tired old theories that, in eight short years, doubled the national debt, threw our economy into a tailspin, and led us into this mess in the first place. We can't rely on a losing formula that offers only tax cuts as the answer to all our problems while ignoring our fundamental economic challenges – the crushing cost of health care or the inadequate state of so many schools; our addiction to foreign oil or our crumbling roads, bridges, and levees.
The American people know that our challenges are great. They don't expect Democratic solutions or Republican solutions – they expect American solutions.
From the beginning, this recovery plan has had at its core a simple idea: Let's put Americans to work doing the work America needs done. It will save or create more than 3 million jobs over the next two years, all across the country – 16,000 in Maine, nearly 80,000 in Indiana – almost all of them in the private sector, and all of them jobs that help us recover today, and prosper tomorrow.
Jobs that upgrade classrooms and laboratories in 10,000 schools nationwide – at least 485 in Florida alone – and train an army of teachers in math and science.
Jobs that modernize our health care system, not only saving us billions of dollars, but countless lives.
Jobs that construct a smart electric grid, connect every corner of the country to the information superhighway, double our capacity to generate renewable energy, and grow the economy of tomorrow.
Jobs that rebuild our crumbling roads, bridges and levees and dams, so that the tragedies of New Orleans and Minneapolis never happen again.
It includes immediate tax relief for our struggling middle class in places like Ohio, where 4.5 million workers will receive a tax cut of up to $1,000. It protects health insurance and provides unemployment insurance for those who've lost their jobs. And it helps our states and communities avoid painful tax hikes or layoffs for our teachers, nurses, and first responders.
That's what is at stake with this plan: putting Americans back to work, creating transformative economic change, and making a down payment on the American Dream that serves our children and our children's children for generations to come.
Americans across this country are struggling, and they are watching to see if we're equal to the task before us. Let's show them that we are. And let's do whatever it takes to keep the promise of America alive in our time.
T. Boone has put his money on the line for what he believes. The movement must focus on strengthening social activists, and grassroots organizations that are actively fighting for green for all and sustainable energy initiatives. A critical mass of like minded persons and groups like in the Picken's Army must link up and elect a board comprised of private sector business folk like Boone, Gates, and Buffet and representatives from strong grassroots groups like Green For All to put forth alternatives to the types of bail outs and so called re-investment hope programs spilling from the mouths of politicians. The problem is way above the pay grades of the politicians and needs solid input from businessmen and grassroots groups that have billions to lose and that live the problems daily.
I just read where Buffet has put a couple of billion in the hands of some Swiss insurance company that was in need of a bail out! Considering all the proposals and groups weighing in on this sight that couple of billion surely could do a heap of good on the home front! Buy American and invest in America is what is needed.
Even if the politicians water down the Buy American provisions the American consumer can exercise their buying power and voice - simply hold back your money. I note there is a real fear that the investment and government spending for green will go to the European and Asian companies that manufacture the majority of windmills, photovoltaic cells, storage batteries etc need. At minimum if they want American dollars than they should build their plants here in America so American workers benefit. A fine example of a foreign company transferring in their technology is the Canadian company Vbine. American owned Franklin Wind Energy Group LLC was able to purchase the exclusive United States manufacturing and marketing rights for a new type of micro wind turbine from the Canadian company. This enables Franklin to assemble product in a plant right here in America creating jobs.
Boycott, picket - take a lesson from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Operation Bread Basket strategy that was implemented in Chicago back in the day! Companies that want our dollars must respect US consumers and put their plants where they make those sweet dollars they crave!