Winning the Future
Reiterating several key themes from the State of the Union Address, President Obama, once again, focused this week’s remarks on winning the future by out-competing other nations. The building blocks for success, as laid out by the President, are to reinvest in education and infrastructure, cut wasteful spending, and out-innovate our competitors. Particularly, President Obama restated his goal for innovation in energy, calling for 80% of electricity to come from clean energy by the year 2035.
President Obama’s case for winning the future:
“We’ll win the future by being the best place on Earth to do business. That’s what we’re called to do at this moment. And in my state of the union, I talked about how we get there.
It starts by making sure that every single child can get a good education and every American can afford college or career training. Because that’s what will help light the spark in the minds of innovators – and ensure that our people have the skills to work for innovative companies.
We also need to make sure that America can move goods and information as fast as any of our competitors, whether on the road or online. Because good infrastructure helps our businesses sell their products and services faster and cheaper.
We have to reform our government and cut wasteful spending, so that we eliminate what we don’t need to pay for the investments we need to grow, like education and medical research.”
President Obama’s Weekly Address:
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Special Contributors: James Rucker, Rinku Sen, Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins, Adam Luna, Kamala Harris
Technical Contributor: Brandon Sheats