Here is the Obama Wall Street speech video from Thursday April 22, 2010. President Barack Obama addresses reform of the banking and financial sector in New York City at Cooper Union. The speech time is 11:55 a.m. ET — watch live stream video embedded below. Thereafter check back for full video and transcript text.
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Here is the entire transcript text of Obama’s speech.
Link Live web-feed video. The event can also be seen via the White House Web site as well as on CNN Live or via the White House iPhone app — a free download. The speech will also be televised on CSPAN, MSNBC, CNN and Fox News.
The White House has released excerpts of the transcript of President Obama’s Cooper Union speech in Manhattan today. He is expected to say, in pushing for financial reform, “I believe in a strong financial sector that helps people to raise capital and get loans and invest their savings. But a free market was never meant to be a free license to take whatever you can get, however you can get it. That is what happened too often in the years leading up to the crisis. Some on Wall Street forgot that behind every dollar traded or leveraged, there is family looking to buy a house, pay for an education, open a business, or save for retirement. What happens here has real consequences across our country.”
Read more of the text here: Obama to Wall Street: free market not “free license to take whatever you can get” Excerpts
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