President Obama will ddress the nation again tonight at 8 p.m. Eastern time to talk further about the steps his administration is taking to bolster our uncertain economy. What would you want to ask him? What steps would you propose he include in his administration’s efforts to correct our economic situation?
We can’t know for sure whether tonight’s presidential address is a form of damage control in the wake of public outcry over the $165 million A.I.G. executive bonuses or simply a continuation of reassuring public appearances akin to FDR’s depression-era fireside chats. But one thing is growing increasingly clear: it is unlikely President Obama will be able to “fix” our economy in his first 100 days in office. After all, 63 days have already passed.
Despite spending trillions on bail-outs and economic stimuli, we are still losing jobs. Credit is still not flowing. For us young Americans, our futures are uncertain. Career paths we envisioned for ourselves a year ago now may seem unattainable. Our dreams of owning our first home or even our first car may be indefinitely on hold. For many, even the security of health insurance may not be available.
What Do You Think?
Let us know: What do you think President Obama should do to boost our economy? What steps could the government take to brighten your future?