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32nd Anniversary of Carter's "Malaise" Speech - Obama Remix

Jimmy Carter: It is a crisis of confidence.

Barack Obama: Our economy may be weakened, and our confidence shaken...


Carter: Our people are losing that faith.

Obama: It's tempting to turn cynical and to be doubtful about the future.


Carter: The people are looking for honest answers, not easy answers.

Obama: We cannot rely on quick fixes or easy answers.


Carter: Not politics as usual.

Obama: We are tired of business as usual.


Carter: You often see a balanced approach that demands sacrifice.

Obama: A balanced way where everybody's sacrificing a little bit.


Carter: A little sacrifice from everyone.

Obama: We need shared sacrifice.


Carter: Congress must enact the windfall profits tax without delay.

Obama: If the wealthiest among us are willing to give up a little bit more, then we can solve this problem.


Carter: I'm asking you to take no unnecessary trips.

Obama: Don't blow a bunch of cash on Vegas.


Carter: To use carpools or public transportation whenever you can.

Obama: We can't drive our SUVs.


Carter: And to set your thermostats to save fuel.

Obama: We can't keep our homes on 72 degrees at all times.


Carter: I do not promise a quick way out of our nation's problems.

Obama: I wish I could tell you there was a quick fix to our economic problems.


Carter: There are no short-term solutions.

Obama: There aren't going to be a lot of great short-term solutions to this problem.


Carter: There is simply no way to avoid sacrifice.

Obama: We are going to have to ask everybody to sacrifice.

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