March 17, 2009: Obama: Go big or go home (Politico)

  • “But the American people don't have the luxury of just focusing on Wall Street. They don't have the luxury of choosing to pay either their mortgage or their medical bills. They don't get to pick between paying for their kid's college tuition and saving enough money for retirement. They have to do all these things. They have to confront all these problems, and as a consequence, so do we.”