Thursday, March 5, 2009

Obama vows to fight for his $3 trillion budget....but why?

Last weekend, President Barack Obama said that he is ready to fight regarding his recently unveiled $3 trillion budget. Among other things, the budget attempts to restructure our government's approach to health care, energy, and education, according to the Associated Press.

Obama said: "I know these steps won't sit well with the special interests and lobbyists who are invested in the old way of doing business, and I know they're gearing up for a fight. My message to them is this: So am I."

My question is: Why all the tough talk? Democrats have control of both the Senate and House of Representatives. Since his party still remains deeply in love with him, the budget should sail through Congress.

There are times when a president must talk tough. This was not one of them. If he uses this communication technique on a regular basis, people will tune him out.

And the last person who should be tuned out is a president.

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