02/09/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Delivery Time for Obama

Here are the first lines of the press release on President-elect Obama's economic-recovery plan:

Today, President-elect Barack Obama delivered remarks at George Mason University where he made the case for urgent action on an American Recovery and Reinvestment Plan that will save or create over 3 million jobs while investing in priorities like health care, energy, and education that will jump-start economic growth. This plan will represent not just new policy, but a new approach to meeting our most urgent challenges.


President-elect Obama announced that an American Recovery and Reinvestment Plan will jumpstart job creation and long-term growth by:


  • Doubling the production of alternative energy in the next three years.
  • Modernizing more than 75% of federal buildings and improve the energy efficiency of two million American homes, saving consumers and taxpayers billions on our energy bills.
  • As he promised in the second presidential debate, Obama has made a green energy future his first priority in helping the economy recover. Even the Wall Street Journal highlighted that Obama used more-efficient public buildings as the poster child for his whole theory of recovery and change.

    Now it's up to us to make sure that Congress supports him, and already resistance is building  -- not so much resistance to the idea of stimulus as to the idea of combining stimulus with reform. We've got our work cut out for us. But we've gotten the leadership we've been aching for.