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    Posted September 8, 2011 by
    Fort Worth, Texas
    This iReport is part of an assignment:
    Obama's debt cutting plan

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    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     rhallman is a substitute teacher in Fort Worth, Texas, who will be looking for a permanent job soon. He hopes that Obama's plan means better opportunities for teachers.
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    As I watched the President's speech while I ate my dinner I saw a different President Obama than I saw during the Defict Ceiling Budget fiasco. During the Deficit Ceiling negotiations the President was a no show, a non participant. He just let the two parties bicker, fight, and whine just like a room full of Kindergartners. Tonight the President had a strong showing. He told the members of Congress that they NEED to work together because WE the the People demand nothing less. I thought that his Jobs Program made a lot of sense. It will not address everything that is wrong with our economy, like the great disparity in income and wealth between the top 20% and the bottom 20% of Americans. It was noted by some of the tv reporters that when Obama talked about tax changes that the Congressional members gave him tepid applause. Changes still need to be made so that people aren't forever in debt to banks and lending institutions. Once people can get rid of their indebtedness to the banks and lending institutions they can start accumulating wealth. Overall the President showed us something that we haven't seen in a long time. A politician with belief and conviction.

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