“Jumpstarting job creation in the private sector and fostering a climate that encourages businesses to hire again is vitally important â€“ and Iâ€™ll continue working hard to make sure that happens. But my responsibility as President isnâ€™t just to help our economy rebound from this recession â€“ itâ€™s to make sure an economic crisis like the one that helped trigger this recession never happens again.”
In his weekly address, President Barack Obama highlighted the ways in which health reform is already holding insurance companies more accountable and giving consumers more control. Implementing everything in the new law will not happen overnight. But already, consumers are getting a break from unfair rate hikes and insurance companies will no longer drop coverage for people when the get sick.
As the President beats back lobbyists seeking to weaken Wall Street Reform, he talks about an even broader threat that would vastly expand the influence of massive industries and their lobbyists in Washington. A recent Supreme Court decision opened the floodgates for corporations, including foreign corporations, to spend endless money on political ads that would give them even more power at the expense of American families â€“ the President pledges to fight for reforms to stem that influence.
All across America are good, decent folks who meet their obligations each and every day. They work hard. They support their families. They try to make an honest living the best they can. And this weekend, many are sitting down to pay the taxes they owe â€“ not because itâ€™s fun, but because itâ€™s a fundamental responsibility of our citizenship.
In this weekâ€™s address, President Barack Obama reiterated his call for comprehensive reforms to the financial system including commonsense rules of the road and a Consumer Financial Protection Agency that will advocate for everyday Americans. The President also urged the Senate to remain strong and resist the pressure of those who wish to preserve the status quo.
In his weekly address, President Barack Obama said that the nation cannot lose the current opportunity to finally enact meaningful health care reform. At Thursdayâ€™s meeting on reform, both sides were able to find several areas of agreement, but there were some differences. While the President is willing and eager to move forward with members of Congress from both parties, American families and businesses cannot afford to wait another generation for reform.
In this weekâ€™s address, President Barack Obama vowed to continue fighting for the American people to ensure their voices are heard over the special interests and lobbyists in Washington, despite this weekâ€™s Supreme Court decision to further empower corporations to use their financial clout to directly influence elections.