Friday, January 30, 2009
I can't keep up with all of the lovely things President Obama has been doing since taking office just a few days ago. Giving a shout out to us "non-believers," speaking to a Middle Eastern tv channel, reaching out to Muslims, signing an equal pay act, revoking Bush's ban on giving money to international organizations that promoted safer sex and birth control, allowing stem cell research, promoting rights for unions and workers, sponsoring increases in funding for education, condemning bonuses for corrupt Wall Street executives, he also used the "p" word - POOR, saying the economic stimulus is not just for the Middle Class but for those aspiring to join it, including the poor. I hoped that his avoidance of this word during the campaign did not mean that he did not care about the poor since his own background and Michelle's are working class, his mother was on food stamps at one point, and he was a community organizer, but I wasn't totally sure he would go there. Every time I turn on the TV or read the papers I feel like it's a Christmas miracle, LoL.