Excerpts from President Obama’s State of the Union Address
As Prepared for Delivery-
With their votes, the American people determined
that governing will now be a shared responsibility between parties. New laws
will only pass with support from Democrats and Republicans. We will move forward
together, or not at all – for the challenges we face are bigger than party, and
bigger than politics.
At stake right now is not who wins the next
election – after all, we just had an election. At stake is whether new jobs and
industries take root in this country, or somewhere else. It’s whether the hard
work and industry of our people is rewarded. It’s whether we sustain the
leadership that has made America not just a place on a map, but a light to the
world. We are poised for progress. Two years after the worst recession most of
us have ever known, the stock market has come roaring back. Corporate profits
are up. The economy is growing again.
But we have never measured
progress by these yardsticks alone. We measure progress by the success of our
people. By the jobs they can find and the quality of life those jobs offer. By
the prospects of a small business owner who dreams of turning a good idea into a
thriving enterprise. By the opportunities for a better life that we pass on to
our children. That’s the project the American people want us to work on.
Half a century ago, when the Soviets beat us into space with
the launch of a satellite called Sputnik¸ we had no idea how we’d beat them to
the moon. The science wasn’t there yet. NASA didn’t even exist.
after investing in better research and education, we didn’t just surpass the
Soviets; we unleashed a wave of innovation that created new industries and
millions of new jobs.
This is our generation’s Sputnik moment.
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
State of the Union Presidential Preview
Prez Preview: The White House just released some excerpts from President Obama's State of the Union Address tonight, you know if you just can't wait until he says it live: