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The President, I believe, can use all the input he can get. My draft includes suggestions about how to save billions for healthcare reform by putting a timely end to wasteful spending on the feckless foreign adventures launched by his predecessor. Here is my unsolicited draft. I no longer have access to the White House. If you do, please pass this along.



DRAFT: President Obama's Address to Congress, September 9, 2009

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Good evening, both to you members of Congress assembled here, and to fellow Americans in our wider TV and radio audience.

I plan to talk first about health care reform. Then I will make some fresh proposals regarding how to pay for it, since this is a legitimate concern.

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A new strategy will kill two birds with one stone. It finds the money for health care reform by curbing wasteful, self-defeating spending on military adventures abroad--adventures that are making us less, not more, safe. Stay tuned.

First, Health Care:

Last year I promised to do all I could to ensure that all of you--that is, every single American--would be able to get affordable health care. I urged you to just elect me president and then hold me accountable.

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You did your part. This evening I will give you a preliminary accounting.

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Ray McGovern works with Tell the Word, the publishing arm of the ecumenical Church of the Saviour in inner-city Washington. He was an Army infantry/intelligence officer and then a CIA analyst for 27 years, and is now on the Steering Group of Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity (VIPS). His (more...)
 

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