\”Irresponsible Decisions\” Bush and Wall Street Both Hungover…

Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., center, is flanked by his economic advisors Paul Volcker, left, Anna Burger, and Robert Rubin, right, as he speaks at a meeting with his advisors in Washington, Monday, July 28, 2008. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Barack Obama held a meeting with his economic advisors that included Warren Buffett, former Treasury Secretary Rubin and many other leading economists and business professionals . Obama, blamed Wall Street and President Bush of \”irresponsible decisions\” that have led to foreclosures rising, home prices falling, soaring energy prices and nearly a half-million job losses since January. In the meeting Obama called the current crunch was\”a direct result of putting off tough decisions for too many years. I believe that more action is going to be necessary. The economic emergency is more and more severe.\” Obama is calling for further economic stimulus and a more aggressive energy policy to combat high energy prices and other measures…

Obama Calls Washington, Wall Street “Irresponsible”

US Democratic presidential candidate Senator Barack Obama (D-IL) (2nd L) speaks alongside some of his top economic advisors during a roundtable meeting at a hotel in Washington, July 28, 2008. REUTERS/Jason Reed (UNITED STATES) US PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION CAMPAIGN 2008 (USA)


Earlier today, Michelle Obama spoke to approximately 800 women at a special Women for Obama luncheon in Chicago

Michelle said…

[Barack] carries our stories – and the stories of women he’s met all across America – with him every day.

And that’s why as President, Barack will change Washington so that instead of just talking about family values; we actually have policies that value families. That’s why today, we’re unveiling what I call the Blueprint – our plan to support working women and families. There’s not enough time today to go through it all, but I encourage you all to read through it and share it with others.

It lays out my husband’s policies that make it easier for working parents to support, care for, and raise their families; policies that encourage healthy families; policies that no longer force working women to choose between their kids and their careers

Read Michelle\’s full remarks, as prepared for delivery…


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