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1, Feb 25, 2009

The President Speech: Honest and Optimistic

Filed under: Presidents — admin @ 10:44 am

It is always good to hear this president talk, young, energetic, positive, intelligent, articulate, and overly optimistic. As I expected, he was totally sincere, honest, with all the good intention to do the right things for the majority of people.

He hit the heart of all the right targets when he said, “The only way this century will be another American century is if we confront at last the price of our dependence on oil and the high cost of health care, the schools that aren’t preparing our children and the mountain of debt they stand to inherit.” I guess people from other countries would ask, “Why should it be ‘another American century?'” No offense.

This looks very much like a one-person-fight against a culture of “extravagant spending” and gigantic waste, a society of skyrocketing healthcare cost and decreasing educational achievements, and a country already having lost millions of jobs overseas.

Just as one black president cannot change the culture of black Americans, neither can he reverse the momentus of this wasteful culture being formed during the last 1/2 century. It takes a whole nation to complete this Sisyphus task, yet do we see the nation is behind him?

Good wish and hope are one thing, conrete action plan is another. Unless we can get to the root of the problems that we want to tackle, we are not anywhere near to the solving of these problems. For example, on our failed education, tons of dollars were already infused into schools for “No Child Left Behind” dream, do we see any advancement? Yes, comparing to colonial America, no comparing to other developed countries now.

Time will tell how much can be accomplished during his presidency. Better be positive than negative. If nothing else, it is good to your dear health. Cheer to your health!

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