Weekly News via Email
   Set as homepage | Add to favorites | Customer Service | Subscribe Now | Place an Ad | Contact Us | Sitemap Sunday, 05.27.2018
News Archive
Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa
 1  2  3  4  5  6  7
 8  9  10  11  12  13  14
 15  16  17  18  19  20  21
 22  23  24  25  26  27  28
 29  30  31
Online Extras
Site Services
Around Bend
Outdoor Fun
Travel Info
Shop Local

Members Of

Poll: Today's Live Poll
Email to a friend | Print this | PDF version | Comments (0 posted) 
  Blogger |   del.icio.us |   digg |   newsvine

Mar 17,2009
Obama: 'Just say no' won't work for budget
by UPI

WASHINGTON -- U.S. President Barack Obama repeated his mantra about his budget: The challenges are too great for a timid response laced with partisan bickering.

"If (there are) certain aspects of this budget people don't think work, provide us some ideas in terms of what you do," Obama challenged. "'Just say no' is the right advice to give your teenagers about drugs. It is not an acceptable response to whatever economic policy is proposed by the other party."

The myriad of challenges facing the United States demand good ideas, "not more political tactics," Obama said, flanked by U.S. Sen. Kent Conrad, D-N.D., chairman of the Senate Budget Committee, and U.S. Rep. John Spratt, D-S.C., chairman of the House of Representatives Budget Committee. "So if there are members of Congress who object to specific policies and proposals in this budget, then I ask them to be ready and willing to propose constructive, alternative solutions."

Obama said he hoped the budget, when it is officially submitted in a few weeks, would generate a healthy, non-partisan debate.

The budget invests in healthcare, education and clean energy technology "that will lead to real growth and real prosperity," the president said.

To those who say the budget is too ambitious and should focus more on an issue such as the banking crisis, Obama responded, "What I say is that the challenges we face are too large to ignore."

Copyright © 2009, by United Press International. All Rights Reserved.

557 times read

Related news
Possible budget maneuver draws howls by UPI posted on Mar 18,2009

Bush plans healthcare cuts in new budget by UPI posted on Jan 31,2008

Iraq war hobbling U.S. budget debate by UPI posted on Dec 18,2007

Obama's budget worries Senate moderates by UPI posted on Mar 04,2009

Obama pledges more money for troops, vets by UPI posted on Feb 24,2009

Did you enjoy this article? Rating: 5.00Rating: 5.00Rating: 5.00Rating: 5.00Rating: 5.00 (total 18 votes)

Market Information
Breaking News
Most Popular
Most Commented
Featured Columnist
Horoscope Guide
Aquarius Aquarius Libra Libra
Aries Aries Pisces Pisces
Cancer Cancer Sagittarius Sagittarius
Capricorn Capricorn Scorpio Scorpio
Gemini Gemini Taurus Taurus
Leo Leo Virgo Virgo
Local Attractions
Bend Visitors & Convention Bureau
Bend Visitors & Convention Bureau

Mt. Bachelor Resort
Mt. Bachelor Resort

Les Schwab Ampitheater
Les Schwab Ampitheater

Deschutes County Fairgrounds
Deschutes County

Tower Theatre
Tower Theatre

The High Desert Museum


Deschutes County

  Web    BendWeekly.com
© 2006 Bend Weekly News
A .Com Endeavors, Inc. Company.
All Rights Reserved. Terms under
which this service is provided to you.
Please read our Privacy Policy. Contact us.
Bend Weekly News & Event Guide Online
   Save the Net
External sites open in new window,
not endorsed by BendWeekly.com
Subscribe in NewsGator Online
Add to Google Add to MSN Add to My AOL
What are RSS headlines?