The following are extracts from his inauguration speech in which he proclaimed change was coming and new future for America, and consequently for the World.
If we are to have change and new future for the Orihuela Municipality we can only wish that our Alcadesa, Monica Lorente, and her colleagues in the ruling PP, will read President Obama's speech and change from her current dogmatic adherence to her damaging policies which are adversely affecting the lives of the citizens of Orihuela.
As ever the optimist – I will live in hope!
President Obama said:
“On this day, we come to proclaim an end to the petty grievances and false promises, the recriminations and worn out dogmas, that for far too long have strangled our politics.”
“For everywhere we look, there is work to be done. The state of the economy calls for action, bold and swift, and we will act - not only to create new jobs, but to lay a new foundation for growth.”
“The question we ask today is not whether our government is too big or too small, but whether it works - whether it helps families find jobs at a decent wage, care they can afford, a retirement that is dignified. Where the answer is yes, we intend to move forward. Where the answer is no, programs will end. And those of us who manage the public's dollars will be held to account - to spend wisely, reform bad habits, and do our business in the light of day - because only then can we restore the vital trust between a people and their government.”
“Our challenges may be new. The instruments with which we meet them may be new. But those values upon which our success depends - honesty and hard work, courage and fair play, tolerance and curiosity, loyalty and patriotism - these things are old. These things are true. .....What is demanded then is a return to these truths.”