It’s a foundation built upon five pillars that will grow our economy and make this new century another American century: new rules for Wall Street that will reward drive and innovation; new investments in education that will make our workforce more skilled and competitive; new investments in renewable energy and technology that will create new jobs and industries; new investments in health care that will cut costs for families and businesses; and new savings in our federal budget that will bring down the debt for future generations. That is the new foundation we must build. That must be our future – and my Administration’s policies are designed to achieve that future.Back on March 10th, the White House released the following:
[President Obama] proposed five pillars of reform:One might wonder where the President became so enthralled with using 'Five Pillars' as a tool to promote his agenda...well, a quick googling will fix that right up.
1) "Investing in early childhood initiatives" like Head Start;
2) "Encouraging better standards and assessments" by focusing on testing itineraries that better fit our kids and the world they live in;
3) "Recruiting, preparing, and rewarding outstanding teachers" by giving incentives for a new generation of teachers and for new levels of excellence from all of our teachers.
4) "Promoting innovation and excellence in America’s schools" by supporting charter schools, reforming the school calendar and the structure of the school day.
5) "Providing every American with a quality higher education--whether it's college or technical training."
Now, I'm not one for black helicopter and conspiracy theories, but you'd imagine these two speeches were vetted pretty thoroughly. And during this vetting you'd also imagine someone would notice that the President was evoking Islamic references to encourage Americans to buy-in to his agenda.
Five pillars? On two different occasions?
I'm not sayin'. I'm just sayin'.