Wednesday, February 25, 2009

President Adresses Poverty

In last night's address to Congress, President Obama challenged the US to be an example for the rest of the world. As other countries observe our actions closely, we cannot ignore important issues such as poverty:

"To meet the challenges of the 21st century – from terrorism to nuclear proliferation; from pandemic disease to cyber threats to crushing poverty – we will strengthen old alliances, forge new ones, and use all elements of our national power… As we stand at this crossroads of history, the eyes of all people in all nations are once again upon us – watching to see what we do with this moment; waiting for us to lead."

Read the full text of his speech here.