WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama says it's time to begin "the work of remaking America." In the prepared text of his inaugural address, Obama speaks of the nation's economic crisis, saying the "time of standing pat, of protecting narrow interests and putting off unpleasant decisions" has passed.
Saying the state of the economy calls for "bold, swift action," he's pledging to not only create jobs, but "lay a new foundation for growth." He says his economic plans will support a broad range of projects from road building to solar energy, and "restore science to its rightful place."
Obama is dismissing critics who question the scale of his economic recovery plan, saying, "The question we ask today is not whether our government is too big or too small, but whether it works."
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