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Kucinich to Obama: Be ‘bolder’ or ‘we could lose our country’

Raw Story- By Sahil Kapur
Thursday, January 28th, 2010 — 4:05 pm

‘Democratic Party must demonstrate it has the ability to govern’

WASHINGTON — Deeply disillusioned last week by his party’s insufficient response to the recession, Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) said Thursday he views President Obama’s State of the Union as a step in the right direction but urged him to “be much bolder.”

“It would be helpful if he could take a page from Franklin Roosevelt,” Kucinich told Raw Story in an exclusive interview. “FDR saw the need for broad structural changes in the economy and also the need for government to invest and put America back to work.”

“If we can’t fix our economic injustices and improve the standard of living for regular people, we could lose our country.”

While Obama explicitly called for a new “jobs bill” in the speech, he didn’t put forth many details. What kinds of reforms would Kucinich like to see?

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