Obama takes it to the people
In a Washington Post editorial, President Obama defends the stimulus plan currently before Congress against what he calls "misguided criticisms."
From the editorial:
"In recent days, there have been misguided criticisms of this plan that echo the failed theories that helped lead us into this crisis -- the notion that tax cuts alone will solve all our problems; that we can meet our enormous tests with half-steps and piecemeal measures; that we can ignore fundamental challenges such as energy independence and the high cost of health care and still expect our economy and our country to thrive. "
And he's not done:
President Obama will significantly ramp up his salesmanship of his economic stimulus plan over the next week with a prime time news conference planned for Monday and an address from the Oval Office on the topic also being considered.
What do you think of such a direct approach? Refreshing? Direct? Riding the wave of approval from the election?
Personally, I like it. It gets the topic out there in the people's laps. It challenges some of the misconceptions that our elected officials are trying to publicize. Hopefully it gets people to think on their own.
Here is a link that might be useful: source