by Tiffany Madison
DALLAS, January 14, 2014 – After a cabinet meeting, President Barack Obama told reporters that he would no longer wait for congressional legislation to address America’s economic woes and failing education systems.
“We are not just going to be waiting for legislation in order to make sure that we are providing Americans the kind of help that they need. I’ve got a pen and I’ve got a phone,” Obama said.
“And I can use that pen to sign executive orders and take executive actions and administrative actions that move the ball forward in helping to make sure our kids are getting the best education possible, making sure that our businesses are getting the kind of support and help they need to grow and advance, to make sure that people are getting the skills that they need to get those jobs that our businesses are creating.”
These executive orders are essential tools for “advancing a mission” to improve the lives of all Americans with federal action.
“The belief that everybody’s got to take responsibility, everybody’s got to work hard, but if you do, that you can support a family and meet the kinds of obligations that you have to yourself and your family, but also to your communities and your neighbors.”
The cabinet also reviewed the president’s talking points for the state of the union address, which will undoubtedly focus on the nation’s perpetually high unemployment rate. Immigration reform and surveillance reform are also a top priorities for the administration. The president is expected to address the American people on Friday, January 17th.Click here for reuse options!
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