Looking to a day when cars and trucks use far less gasoline or none at
all, President Barack Obama plans to order the government to prepare
fuel efficiency standards for many years from now and renew its focus
on electric-powered vehicles.
It's an ambitious goal: Double U.S. exports during the next five years and support 2 million jobs in the process.
President Barack Obama's National Export Initiative is vital in putting
Americans back to work, said U.S. Under Secretary of Commerce for
International Trade Francisco Sanchez during a recent visit to Miami.
"At the end of the day, this has to support jobs," he said.
Lumping Republicans together as the "just say no" crowd, President
Barack Obama challenged his critics on Tuesday to explain why they
oppose his steps to fix the economy. Said Obama: "Tell us why doing
nothing would be better for America."
Declaring himself as angry as the rest of the nation, President Barack
Obama assailed oil drillers and his own administration Friday as he
ordered extra scrutiny of drilling permits to head off any repeat of
the sickening oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.