Barack Obama's First Press Conference
BO: We are facing the greatest economic challenge of our lifetime, and we're going to to have to act swiftly to resolve.
Translation: If I act too slowly, you'll probably pick up on the fact that I'm socializing the country.
BO: We will review the implementation of the Administration's financial program to ensure the government's efforts are helping homeowner and not unduly rewarding the management of financial firms that are receiving government assistance.
Translation: Don't worry, Peggy Joseph, I'm gonna take all those Wall Street fat cat salaries and golden parachutes and use them to pay your mortgage and put gas in your car.
BO: It is absolutely critical that the Treasury work closely the FDIC, HUD and other government agencies to help families avoid foreclosure.
Translation: Lenders and borrowers are irrelevant in my version of Utopia.
BO: We cannot afford to wait on moving forward on clean energy, health-care, education and tax relief for the middle class.
Translation: I can get blood from a turnip.
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