Wednesday, September 17, 2008

OBAMA'S NEW TV AD: He deals with the economy; blames Washington

*The Obama campaign has released a new TV ad that appears to making points with voters and pundits alike.

In the ad, which runs 2 minutes, the Illinois senator and Democratic presidential contender lays out his economic agenda and positions himself as an above-partisanship leader.

Read the script of the ad:

In the past few weeks, Wall Street's been rocked as banks closed and markets tumbled. But for many of you -- the people I've met in town halls, backyards and diners across America -- our troubled economy isn't news.

600,000 Americans have lost their jobs since January. Paychecks are flat and home values are falling. It's hard to pay for gas and groceries and if you put it on a credit card they've probably raised your rates.

You're paying more than ever for health insurance that covers less and less. This isn't just a string of bad luck. The truth is that while you've been living up to your responsibilities, Washington has not.

That's why we need change. Real change. This is no ordinary time and it shouldn't be an ordinary election. But much of this campaign has been consumed by petty attacks and distractions that have nothing to do with you or how we get America back on track.

Here's what I believe we need to do.

Reform our tax system to give a $1,000 tax break to the middle class instead of showering more on oil companies and corporations that outsource our jobs. End the "anything goes" culture on Wall Street with real regulation that protects your investments and pensions. Fast track a plan for energy 'made-in-America' that will free us from our dependence on mid-east oil in 10 years and put millions of Americans to work. Crack down on lobbyists - once and for all -- so their back-room deal-making no longer drowns out the voices of the middle class and undermines our common interests as Americans. And yes, bring a responsible end to this war in Iraq so we stop spending billions each month rebuilding their country when we should be rebuilding ours. Doing these things won't be easy. But we're Americans. We've met tough challenges before. And we can again. I'm Barack Obama. I hope you'll read my economic plan. I approved this message because bitter, partisan fights and outworn ideas of the left and the right won't solve the problems we face today. But a new spirit of unity and shared responsibility will.

Watch the ad here:


maurice said...

Is Barak saying, Its the federal governments job to 1.regulate gas prices, 2.prevent home prices from falling, and 3.make sure we all have a job.? Then my only question is what is the individuals responsibilty? vote democrat. I beg all of you who use this and other valuable resources to educate yourself on Mr. Obama's tax plan. Because it wont work.

Anonymous said...

Donavon Says...

Maurice: You say Obama's won't work but, even Alan Greenspan downs McCains plan as ILL.

The only trouble is, Greenspan doesn't think much of McCain's proposed tax cuts. He said so today, in an interview with Bloomberg News' Al Hunt on Political Capital. McCain, who initially opposed the first round of tax cuts that President Bush pushed, now supports a continuation of the tax cuts.

.McCain has proposed $3.3 trillion of tax cuts in two terms, Hunt noted in his talk with the former Fed chairman: "Can the nation afford tax cuts of that magnitude?''

"Unless we cut spending, no,'' Greenspan said.

"And would you tie any tax cuts to spending?'' Hunt asked.

"I always have tied tax cuts to spending,'' Greenspan said.

"So you would say no tax cuts without comparable spending cuts.''

Yes people educate yourselves, and you will see that Obama's plan is more effective than McCain's.

Anonymous said...

If McCain/Palin get into office we won't even end up with a Country..much less Social Security or Medicare..All they want is war and any cost of money or life..