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Dear Supporter,

President Obama speaks next week to a nation anxious about its economic future and fed up with a broken political system. We see the State of the Union speech as a key opportunity for the president to rise above Washington’s zero-sum partisan conflicts and offer a bold plan for rebooting the American economy.

To help him seize that opportunity, the Progressive Policy Institute today unveils a "Memo to the President" entitled, Getting America Moving Again.  This memo outlines 10 big ideas for tackling the structural obstacles to a U.S. economic comeback, including the dead weight of accumulated regulation on economic innovation; chronic underinvestment in public goods; exploding public deficits and debts; persistent education gaps; and the absence of a realistic national strategy for making America the world’s clean energy leader.

These ideas, grounded in PPI’s trademark spirit of radical pragmatism, offer a progressive alternative to the false economic choices posed by the left and the right. By embracing a practical plan for rebuilding America’s productive might, President Obama can regain the “post-partisan” promise of his 2008 campaign and appeal to the independents and moderates who hold the balance of power in U.S. politics.

I hope you will take time to look over these ideas, which have been crafted by PPI’s talented network of policy experts. We welcome your feedback.

Download the entire memo.

Regards,

Will

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