We need to be more careful, but more compassionate. We must strike, not deal with terrorists, but to broaden our understanding of the world outside our borders.
We need to be investing in the low-carbon technologies that are creating the apprenticeships and skilled jobs of the future.
We need to be investing in resources, like Women Step Forward, to provide immigrants with trusted information about their rights and options.
We need to be investing in manufacturing and small businesses. We need to be creating a workforce where Americans can compete in a global marketplace because they have the necessary skills. And we need fairness, and we need a sustainable, strong economy that's durable for the future.
We need to be in the open mode when we are pondering a problem, but, once we come up with a solution, we must then switch to the closed mode to implement it.
We need to be in front of consumer trends and translate those trends into insights and foresights.
We need to be honest with the public.
We need to be honest with the American people about the problems and the challenges ahead and the solutions that are needed to fix them. And I would argue it's the president who has been missing in action on this front. He knows we have a debt crisis coming. All independent experts show us this. And so he hasn't even given us a budget yet. I mean, the law required that he was supposed to submit a budget the first Monday in February.
We need to be honest with ourselves before we can truly be honest with others.
We need to be following the direction of our public health professionals and the CDC.
We need to be focused in corporate America on the long term.