Even though there’s been a huge focus on the next occupant of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, tonight the current occupant had some thoughts about the state of things. The focus naturally, as on the campaign trail, was on domestic issues and in particular the economy.
While the calls tonight from the President about ending partisan gridlock are encouraging, action would be nice. It’s a good thing that Washington jumped in with the stimulus package and what the Senate Finance Committee is offering up is worth another look. No matter what, quick relief is needed for the economic crisis that many Americans are facing right now and it sounds like the Administration recognizes that.
Today everyone’s playing nice. Hopefully tomorrow they still will. It’s the only way they can begin developing solutions to our most important domestic problems – ensuring access to affordable health care and lifetime financial security.
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