Obama has four major issues on the agenda for his presidency: three he wants to deal with and one he inherited. Those issues are: the current economic recession, education, health care, and energy. All of these issues are pressing. Massive government spending needs to happen to keep this recession from spiralling into a full blown depression. We must maintain high standards in education so as to make sure that the next generation of American worker will be as competitive in the world stage as the previous one. We must refigure health care for moral reasons as it is unacceptable that one of the richest nations in the world should leave millions of its citizens without health care. Energy innovation is an issue of both national security and economic prosperity in that it keeps America’s money at home instead of sending it abroad.
All of these projects will significantly drain the nation’s finances in the short term. We agree that these plans are necessary but the money to pay for them must come from somewhere. As we see it, of the four agenda items, the development of a more efficient energy source is the most likely to produce the money needed to fuel the other initiatives.