Transcript for President Barack Obama: The first 100 days
At a town hall meeting in Arnold Missouri today the president pro style. Today marks 100 days since I took the oath of office to deal. President Obama made the case for his busy domestic agenda. Lifting the ban on federally funding embryonic stem cell research signing a law providing health insurance to uninsured children. And outlining a three point six trillion dollar budget with record spending on energy education and health care the pro is that we've. The Bob. Werder. The things that we said we do during the camp but I'm for seen economic problems that meant obamas had to do a lot more than just what he campaigned on. Leading to plan civil add trillions to the national debt. Including a 787. Billion dollar stimulus package which included a tax cut for those who make under 200000 dollars a year. Programs to stem the tide of foreclosures. Provide loans to banks and other credit providers and aid the US auto industry. On the international front the president has engaged US allies worldwide and US adversaries. And he's made major changes in how the US will fight terrorism. We have rejected the false choice between our security and our ideals that's why I ordered the closing of the detention center at Guantanamo. That's why I'm. The president outlined a timetable to withdraw US troops from Iraq and sent more troops to Afghanistan. I had some rumblings in complaints from. You know certain factions and Democratic Party when I made a decision to send 171000 additional troops there. His journey has not been without turbulence including a missile launch by North Korea. Controversies involving cabinet nominees not having paid taxes. And outrage at the accesses a bailed out financial institutions such as the 160 million dollars in bonuses paid to executives of AIG. Progress comes from hard choices and hard work not mirror it's. Not a miracle work. In his prime time press conference this evening Charlie President Obama wall say we're off to a good start but it is just a start. You can expect an unrelenting unyielding effort from this administration in the second hundred days and the third hundred days and beyond. Charlie Jake Tapper thanks.
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