promises kept

It was two years ago today that Barack and I were sworn in, and I remember what he said like it was this morning: “The challenges we face are real, they are serious, and they are many. They will not be met easily or in a short span of time. But know this, America: They will be met.”

Even then, we knew it would take time. We knew it would be hard. And we knew we would sometimes make mistakes. But we did not lose sight of what we came to do.

Together, we took on difficult issues that had been put off for decades … take a look at the Promises Kept report of all the work we’ve done in two years … there’s a whole lot to be proud of.

Of course, the big ones come to mind first: historic health insurance reform … Wall Street reform … and the end of combat operations in Iraq, which brought more than 100,000 troops home … the Recovery Act, which saved and created more than 3 million jobs … we made critical investments in General Motors and Chrysler, saving tens of thousands of jobs … spurring a rebirth of the American car industry .. we wrote into law student loan reform and credit card reform, which ended the worst abuses of the banking industries and are making lending fair for American families … we put two new Supreme Court justices on the bench – Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan, who bring rich and diverse experience to the Court … we finally repealed “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” …

Telling the story of the past two years will be critical to the fights ahead… take a few minutes to read Promises Kept — and let’s keep moving…

Thanks for everything,


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3 Responses to “promises kept”

  1. 1 vitaminlover
    January 20, 2011 at 10:07 pm

    I remember very well what was promised and both President Obama and Vice-President Biden hit the ground running. They are doing a great job and have just gotten started. They will succeed.

  2. 2 Sue in Minnesota
    January 21, 2011 at 12:54 am

    I trust, and I absolutely believe they will deliver to the absolute best of their abilities. We are in good hands.

  3. 3 majii
    January 21, 2011 at 4:25 pm

    I can’t imagine two better qualified people to lead our nation at this time than PBO and VP Biden. They’re two smart, hardworking cookies! I appreciate all they’ve done not only for the nation, but for the world.

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