In his Youtubed weekly radio address — you can hear it HERE — President-elect Obama provides more details about his economic recovery plan.
"We need action –- and action now," Mr. Obama says. "That is why I have asked my economic team to develop an economic recovery plan for both Wall Street and Main Street that will help save or create at least two-and-a-half million jobs, while rebuilding our infrastructure, improving our schools, reducing our dependence on oil and saving billions of dollars."
You might notice that the Obama Transition Team has done a better job of gussying up the office where PEBO delivers this weekly address to make it appear far more Oval Officey.
The president-elect doesn’t put a price tag on his stimulus proposals, but he outlines five aspects to his massive spending proposal:
Making public buildings more energy-efficient; making it big — "the single largest new investment in our national infrastructure since President Eisenhower established the Interstate Highway System in the 1950s"; modernizing and upgrading school buildings; Boosting broadband deployment throughout the U.S.; and modernizing the health care system — cutting-edge technology and electronic medical records.
"We need to act with the urgency this moment demands to save or create at least two-and-a-half million jobs so that the nearly two million Americans who’ve lost them know that they have a future. And that’s exactly what I intend to do as president of the United States," Mr. Obama says.