100 Days of Stimulus

In the future, everyone will be famous for 15 minutes and every success will be measured in 100-day increments. In a speech before Nevada’s Nellis Air Force Base, President Obama celebrated the stimulus’ first 100 days, celebrating that “we are already seeing results.” 150,000 jobs have been saved or created, he said, and infrastructure repairs will help promote business. “But this is just the beginning. There are still too many Americans out of work, and too many who worry that their job may be next. … That is why we will continue to implement the [stimulus plan] as quickly and effectively as possible over the next year years.” Obama pledged to “continue an unrelenting, day-by-day effort to fight for economic recovery on all fronts.” Obama was at Nellis Air Force Base to tour their “photovoltaic array,” a series of photo panels that generate 30 million kilowatt-hours of electricity every year, approximating 25 percent of the base’s annual electrical needs.