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Obama Addresses Democratic Governors' Fundraiser
By Michael A. Fletcher
President Obama told a group of Democratic governors Thursday afternoon that his economic stimulus plan has helped stabilize the national economy and that his plans for health care reform, expanding educational opportunities and investing in clean energy will point the way to a more prosperous future.
Speaking at a Washington fundraiser for the Democratic Governors Association, Obama said that the economy is stronger because of the$787 billion economic stimulus bill.
"We know that the Recovery Act is making a difference," Obama said. "It's made a difference for our families. It's made a difference for our states. It's making a difference for the nation."
The initiatives his administration is now pushing are essential for the nation's future economic competitiveness. Education is the key to high wages and the cutting edge businesses the future, and clean energy will be a major industry in the coming decades. Meanwhile, he said, health care reform is necessary to help both individuals and business now burdened by the cost of coverage.
"We can't afford a health insurance system that hampers America's economy in the 21st century -- we need a health system that unleashes its potential," Obama said. "And that's what reform will help us achieve."
Posted at 4:42 PM ET on Oct 1, 2009
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