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February 25th, 2009
09:08 AM ET

President Obama lays out agenda

President Obama lays out his administration's goals for the country during a speech to congress.

soundoff (9 Responses)
  1. G. Martinez

    While Bush's bank buddies made out with billions of our tax dollars, these very banks began to foreclose on parents who lost their jobs in this economic mess. Now there are reports in the papers of bank employees moving some foreclosures at a faster rate and using friends to purchase homes at bargain rates. In the end it is always the working man that gets thes shaft. These politicians divide us into arguing camps while they rob us blind. Shame on them and on us for putting up with it.

    February 25, 2009 at 6:48 pm |
  2. penny

    Anderson,
    "President Obama is extremely intelligent . Therefore, the Republicans are just going to complain about spending the money and will never know how to execute instructions to give ideas to help save money except for tax cuts. It might be that the Senate nor Congress will not bring any ideas that will provide execution of instructional processes of the President's agenda at the table because of their age."

    February 25, 2009 at 3:14 pm |
  3. penny

    "Donald Trump should bring his show to Congress and Senate to listen to ideas for the country. If they bring stupid ideas about spending the money then we can say "you are fired"

    February 25, 2009 at 3:03 pm |
  4. Joanne Pacicca, Solvay, NY

    I am not a business owner, but I, too, about paying for others' irresponsibility. I have no problem paying for persons with disabilities, education, business development: the division bell rings for Big Business....come one now...do we really need to fund their bonuses?
    Tax should be garnered from imports to the US.

    February 25, 2009 at 12:22 pm |
  5. Kimberly Krautter

    I am mystified by the accolades over the President's speech last night, and that's from one who was a very early Obama supporter! Now this is NOT a case of "buyer's remorse." I still believe. Yet, I cannot get past the fact that this speech was nothing more than a banal re-hash of his stump speech. Nothing original. No new insights. Certainly no details, and beyond the "let's hold hands and sing a bi-partisan kum-ba-ya," no challenge to Congress. The only thing worse than the President's speech was Jindal's utter buffoonery. Proffering Jindal as the next great hope of the GOP is yet another example of the Republicans' naked cynicism in the same vein as thinking that Palin on the ticket would make women vote for McCain. Please. I'm so sick, sick, sick of promises, platitudes and micro-thin symbols. All of our elected officials need to GET OFF the soap boxes and GET REAL! There is real work to be done.

    February 25, 2009 at 12:09 pm |
  6. Isabel, Brazil

    President Obama,
    His speech was very good!

    From what I see here in Anderson Cooper’ blog, people are optimistic, confident and proud.

    The American nation has always been competent exactly because of this trust. Confidence in their potential! And that is how it should be!

    I always admired you for that!

    February 25, 2009 at 11:29 am |
  7. isabIsabel, Brazil

    Pres Obama,
    His speech was very good!

    From what I see here in Anderson Cooper' blog, people are optimistic, confident and proud.

    The American nation has always been competent exactly because of this trust. Confidence in their potential! And that is how it should be!

    I always admired you for that!

    February 25, 2009 at 11:28 am |
  8. isabel

    In the worst economic, amid the risk of bank collapse, President Obama was Congress and was applauded.

    He promised rebuild the country, has announced new plans, requested assistance and noted the three priority areas: energy, health and education.

    In large part he repeated parts of his speeches, reaffirming principles and values, but at the same time telling how it will be the reconstruction of the country.

    He cited the history, invoked the great moments of the country, to ensure that will work with the Congress to rebuild the economy.

    He does this on the eve of a stronger action to save the banks, but said that it is not by bankers but by ordinary people.

    The strong tone impresses, but the task they face is larger than the contemporary views. He made a bold and ambitious speech.

    The reason so much ambition is to lift the mood of Americans people, mood killed in recent times of crisis more severe.

    In large part he repeated parts of his speeches, reaffirming principles and values, but at the same time telling how it will be the reconstruction of the country.

    He cited the history, invoked the great moments of the country, to ensure that will work with the Congress to rebuild the economy.

    President Obama is a great speaker and knows how to touch the hearts of the people. We only hope that the same has happened with the Congress.

    February 25, 2009 at 11:20 am |
  9. Carl a small business owner

    My business cannot afford another tax increase. I am furious about paying for others irresponsiblility. They act like if we are still in business we are in a position to be taxed to pay for this package. How about raising taxes on the Media?

    February 25, 2009 at 11:17 am |