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Witness to History

by | Jan 21, 2009 | Observations

Yesterday, we witnessed history.  Barack Obama became the first African American to be inaugurated as President of our country.

Whether you agree with his politics or not, it was an important day for our country.

There were couple key things that I picked up on from his speech:

  • These are serious times and we are facing serious challenges.  We need to work together to move forward
  • We (both the general populous and the government) need to be held accountable for our actions.  We are ushering in an “era of responsibility.”

Overall the crowd both in Washington, and here in the office (where I watched the speech) seemed excited and willing to listen to what our new president had to say.  Now it’s time to get down to business and tomorrow the work of the Obama administration begins.

CNNMoney.com had an interesting article about the issues Obama needs to focus on in his first 100 days in office.  They are:

  • Get recovery package passed and implemented
  • Implement foreclosure prevention program
  • Improve bank bailout efforts
  • Turn in a budget request
  • Decide automakers’ fate
  • Meet with world leaders to rethink regulation

These are all interesting and vital pieces of legislation. 

What are your thoughts on Obama’s speech?  Which of the issues from the CNNMoney article would you like to see the new administration tackle first?

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