Monday, December 8, 2008

President-Elect Barack Obama Lays Out Key Pieces of Economic Recovery Plan

On Saturday, President-elect Barack Obama laid out key pieces of his economic recovery plan during the weekly Democratic Radio Address. This nationwide initiative 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.

President-elect Obama announced five specific components of the plan:

  • Embark on a large-scale effort to make public buildings more energy-efficient
  • Make the single largest new investment in our national infrastructure since President Eisenhower established the Interstate Highway System in the 1950s – creating millions of jobs and compelling states to act quickly and make smart investments
  • Create jobs and help our children compete by launching the most sweeping effort to modernize and upgrade school buildings that this country has ever seen
  • Renew our information superhighway by boosting broadband deployment in communities across America
  • Modernize our health care system so that every hospital and doctor’s office is using cutting-edge technology and every American has access to electronic medical records.

You can read the full transcript of the radio address at

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