To win the future, we have to out-innovate, out-educate and out-build the rest of the world, tapping the creativity and imagination of our people. We have to take responsibility for our deficit, by investing in what makes America stronger and cutting what doesn’t. And we have to reform our government so that it’s smarter, leaner, and better able to take on the challenges of the 21st century.
ResponsibilityWe have to work together to make the hard choices necessary to control our deficit so we can afford necessary investments in our future. The Budget includes more than $1 trillion in deficit reduction – two-thirds of it from cuts -- and puts the nation on a path toward fiscal sustainability so that by the middle of the decade, the government will be paying for what it spends and debt will no longer be increasing as a share of the economy.
EducationThe United States has fallen from first to ninth in college graduation. To win the future, we must out-educate our global competitors by training 100,000 new STEM teachers, expanding the President’s Race to the Top program and making college more affordable.
InnovationInvesting in American innovation and ingenuity is crucial to winning the jobs and industries of the future. That’s why President Obama has called for the highest level of investment in basic research and development since President Kennedy and challenged America’s scientists and engineers to develop better clean energy technologies.
Visit http://www.whitehouse.gov/winning-the-future to learn more!