Obama Vows ‘We Will Rebuild’ America

until Obama unveils his budget on Thursday. “That should be the standard bearer on how we fund his ideas. But as Obama said, there are going to have to be sacrifices. One of the problems of the past administration is they wanted all benefits and no burdens. We have to sacrifice in order for America to be greater in the future,” Jackson-Lee said.

Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, a Republican rising star, delivered his party’s response to Obama’s address. Oddly, however, he prepared his remarks without knowing what the president would say.

While acknowledging that Republicans have lost voters’ trust, Jindal contends that Democrats are taking the wrong approach to repairing the economy. “Democratic leaders say their legislation will grow the economy. What it will do is grow the government, increase our taxes down the line, and saddle future generations with debt,” he said. “We appreciate [Obama’s] message of hope, but sometimes it seems we look for hope in different places. Democratic leaders in Washington place their hope in the federal government. We place our hope in you — the American people.”

Deborah Creighton Skinner contributed to this article.

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  • BOBBIE

    The best thing that I can say, is that it is better to have hope then nothing at all. We the American people have given the Republicans a chance for eight long years and what have we accomplished? It seems that in trusting the Republican party have only lead to a lot of dismay and discord among the American people. So, with this being said we need to let President Obama and the Democratic Party to do whatever they deems necessary to help America to once again take the strong stand, which means build back a strong economy. This is all I see that the President is trying to do. So, just get with the program and keep your negative thoughts to yourselves.
    Thanks
    Mississippi

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