President Obama’s Weekly Address: ‘I Know Some Are Skeptical’

By MichaelJames

Jan 24, 2009 9:03am

President Obama’s first weekly address treaded familiar ground on his stimulus package, except for some new language addressing skeptics of the stimulus package.

"I know that some are skeptical about the size and scale of this recovery plan," Obama said. "I understand that skepticism, which is why this recovery plan must and will include unprecedented measures that will allow the American people to hold my administration accountable for these results.  We won’t just throw money at our problems -– we’ll invest in what works.  Instead of politicians doling out money behind a veil of secrecy, decisions about where we invest will be made public, and informed by independent experts whenever possible.  We will launch an unprecedented effort to root out waste, inefficiency, and unnecessary spending in our government, and every American will be able to see how and where we spend taxpayer dollars by going to a new website called recovery.gov."

Also note that the Obama White House no longer calls this a "radio address."

It is simply an address, or on the whitehouse.gov website, a "video address."

- jpt

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