Wired PR News.com – President Elect Barack Obama gave his first press conference Friday afternoon to an enthusiastic audience of reporters waiting to hear his plans for America after he takes office in January. Obama began with a speech to emphasize the importance of providing relief to the struggling middle class, acknowledging the 1.2 million jobs lost this year alone. Senator Obama proposed that his tax plan represented a net tax cut for 95 percent of working Americans.
In response to questions regarding the need to move quickly to fill cabinet posts amidst the current financial crisis and involvement of the country in two wars, the President Elect stated “I want to move with all deliberate haste, but I want to emphasize deliberate as much as haste…not to be so rushed that you end up making mistakes.”
Obama also placed emphasis on the need for bipartisanship stating “now is the time to set politics aside for a while” in the hopes that others will be cooperative in restoring the health of the United States economy.
The urgency of the need for relief from the financial and economic crisis has led many to question what the President Elect can do now. However, as Obama strongly pointed out, he will not be in the position to carry out his plans until after his Inauguration in January.
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