President Promises Recovery in First Speech to Congress

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Health care, energy and education were prominent topics in President Obama's first joint session speech to Congress Tuesday.

The President outlined his ambitious agenda to a cheering crowd, saying it was time for America to act boldly to not just revive the economy, but " to build a new foundation for lasting prosperity."

The president struck an optimistic tone, asserting that "we will rebuild, we will recover, and the United States of America will emerge stronger than before." 

Obama said his administration has already identified $2 trillion in government spending cuts that can be made over the next decade.
The president touted the $787 billion stimulus plan he signed into law last week, saying it will invest in areas critical to the country's economic recovery. He also made bold promises for what these investments will achieve.

Obama predicted that because of the recovery plan, the United States will double its supply of renewable energy in the next three years.

Source:  CNN.com,  Obama Outlines Ambitious Agenda for 'Lasting Prosperity'

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