Here we go again...gimme a 2nd and I'll post this again for the ppl who never seem to read.
the change he speaks of is as follows:
1. the end of government holding covert meetings to come up with legislation that may not be in the best interest of the American public (transparency)
2. the end of lobbyist and special interest groups having more say so in the running of this country then the actual citizens
3. the end of middle class citizens paying out the nose for ridiculously high medical insurance that is lacking in useable coverage
4. the end of the President doing whatever he wants to do with no regard to what the people who elected wants
5. the end of big business getting unnecessary tax cuts while at the same time eating the bottom out of the publics wallets
6. the of capitol hill corruption (which I personally don't think this will ever happen)
7. closing the gap between the very rich and the very poor by..
8. creating an education system that works by rewarding educators (financially) appropriately
9. the end of a proven failed immigration system that has millions of people waiting over 10yrs to become citizens
10. the end of Congress nitpicking abortion laws to the point that abortion becomes illegal
11. the end of our government carrying Iraq on the backs of Americans without having the Iraq governent take an active role in running their country.
he urged Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke and Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson to bring together lenders, consumer advocates, federal regulators and housing agencies for a summit meeting on preserving home ownership. He believes the government's oversight agencies were too slow to respond to an overheating housing market
he introduced legislation to increase funding for housing and rental assistance programs for homeless veterans, including down-and-out service members returning home from Iraq and Afghanistan. The housing legislation would establish a $225 million program to buy, build or rehabilitate housing for low-income veterans, expand rental assistance programs nearly tenfold and create a position for a homeless veterans coordinator with the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Improve Our Immigration System: We must fix the dysfunctional immigration bureaucracy and increase the number of legal immigrants to keep families together and meet the demand for jobs that employers cannot fill.
Bring People Out of the Shadows: Allow undocumented immigrants who are in good standing to pay a fine, learn English, and go to the back of the line for the opportunity to become citizens.
Work with Mexico: We need to do more to promote economic development in Mexico to decrease illegal immigration.
Calls for cutting U.S. carbon dioxide emissions 80 percent below 1990 levels by 2050. Would accomplish this through a cap-and-trade system that would auction off 100 percent of emissions permits, making polluters pay for the CO2 they emit. Would channel revenue raised from auctioning emissions permits -- between $30 billion and $50 billion a year -- toward developing and deploying clean energy technology, creating "green jobs," and helping low-income Americans afford higher energy bills. Calls for 25 percent of U.S. electricity to come from renewable sources by 2025, and for 30 percent of the federal government's electricity to come from renewables by 2020. Proposes investing $150 billion over 10 years in R&D for renewables, biofuels, efficiency, "clean coal," and other clean tech. Calls for improving energy efficiency in the U.S. 50 percent by 2030. Calls for 36 billion gallons of biofuels to be used in the U.S. each year by 2022 and 60 billion gallons of biofuels to be used in the U.S. each year by 2030. Calls for all new buildings in the U.S. to be carbon neutral by 2030. Calls for reducing U.S. oil consumption by at least 35 percent, or 10 million barrels a day, by 2030. Introduced the Health Care for Hybrids Act, which would have the federal government help cover health-care costs for retired U.S. autoworkers in exchange for domestic auto companies investing at least 50 percent of the savings into production of more fuel-efficient vehicles. Supports raising fuel-economy standards for automobiles to 40 miles per gallon and light trucks to 32 mpg by 2020. Supports a phaseout of incandescent light bulbs by 2014. Cosponsor of the Boxer-Sanders Global Warming Pollution Reduction Act, the most stringent climate bill in the Senate. Cosponsor of the Coal-to-Liquid Fuel Promotion Act. After being badgered by MoveOn and other progressives over the issue, he "clarified" his position by saying he would support liquefied coal only if it emitted 20 percent less carbon over its lifecycle than conventional fuels.
Obama introduced the Iraq War De-escalation Act of 2007. The Iraq War De-escalation Act of 2007 is binding and comprehensive legislation that not only reverses the President's dangerous and ill-conceived escalation, but also sets a new course for U.S. policy in Iraq that can bring a responsible end to the war and bring our troops home. It implements - with the force of law - a phased redeployment of U.S. forces that remains our best leverage to pressure the Iraqi government to achieve the political solution necessary to promote stability. It also places conditions on future economic aid to the government of Iraq and calls for the United States to lead a broad and sustained diplomatic initiative within the region. This plan is based on Senator Obama's November 20th, 2006 speech before the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, and it implements key recommendations of the bipartisan Iraq Study Group.
Obama's plan will reduce costs and save a typical American family up to $2,500 each year:
Driving adoption of state-of-the-art health information technology systems.
Improving access to preventive care & chronic disease management programs.
Requiring hospitals to collect & report cost & quality data.
Reforming our market structure to increase competition in the insurance & drug markets
Lowering drug costs by allowing importation of safe medicines & increasing use of generics
READ it this time..geesh