President Obama's Weekly YouTube Address

This morning, President Obama released his most recent weekly address. In it, he cites what his administration has already accomplished by passing the American Recovery and Reinvestment act, which in addition to making necessary investments will deliver the largest and most quickly enacted middle-class tax cut in American history.

Because of what we did, 95 percent of all working families will get a tax cut -- in keeping with a promise I made on the campaign. And I'm pleased to announce that this morning, the Treasury Department began directing employers to reduce the amount of taxes withheld from paychecks -- meaning that by April 1st, a typical family will begin taking home at least $65 more every month. Never before in our history has a tax cut taken effect faster or gone to so many hardworking Americans.

The President is careful to put the stimulus in the context of the administration's larger recovery strategy, which also involves the financial bailout and help for homeowners, and explains that all of these components will be necessary for recovery to be possible.

But even the stimulus package alone, passed less than a month into Obama's presidency, is more constructive legislation than the Bush administration can claim for the past 8 years. Listening to the President list the accomplishments of this bill, it's hard for me to believe that Republicans are so proud of their opposition, even as their numbers continue to tank. Watch the full address below: