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