Laying the groundwork for President Obama reaching his 100-day milestone on Wednesday, the Democratic National Committee announced a new TV ad today asserting that Obama has laid the foundation for his bold agenda on energy, healthcare, jobs and other issues
"The strides the president has made in stabilizing the economy, creating jobs, providing healthcare for children and ensuring equal pay in the workplace are just the beginning of a bold agenda for change the President has laid out and they are just the beginning of what the President is prepared to accomplish on behalf of the American people," DNC Chairman Tim Kaine said in a statement.
"As the President and Democrats in Congress continue to work towards a stable and thriving economy, affordable health care for all, and an energy-independent United States, we implore Republicans to end their strategy of just saying no and instead contribute to the national dialogue of ideas and solutions inspired by President Obama. Looking ahead to the next 100 days and beyond, I hope the Republicans will join us in helping to build a stronger, more prosperous nation upon the solid foundation for change built by this President.
In the 60-second spot, which is to air Tuesday and Wednesday, Obama is shown on the campaign trail promising action on the economy, equal pay, and children's healthcare -- and signing legislation on each of those.
Now is the time to act boldly and wisely to not only revive this economy but to build a new foundation for lasting prosperity. Now is the time to jump-start job creation, restart lending, and invest in areas like energy, health care, and education that will grow our economy, even as we make hard choices to bring our deficit down," Obama is shown telling a joint session of Congress.
A Foundation for Change, it says on screen at the end. "A Bold Plan For The Future.
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