Obama Asks Public To Back Him On Budget

With some in Congress expressing opposition to his $3.6 trillion budget plan, President Obama today released a video directly to the public. His call for citizen support evoked the populism of Mr. Obama's rhetoric on the campaign trail.

"We're already hearing the same worn arguments we've heard for years," he said, before asking supporters to write letters and make phone calls to their elected officials. "I'm asking you to head outside this Saturday to knock on some doors, talk to some neighbors."

In the video, Mr. Obama again outlined the four main aspects of his plan: creating jobs, offering affordable health care, establishing green energy initiatives and improving education. He called the budget "responsible" and said that it would "lay a foundation for lasting growth and prosperity."



Note: Video may not work in all browsers

Comments

Watch CBSN Live

Watch CBS News anytime, anywhere with the new 24/7 digital news network. Stream CBSN live or on demand for FREE on your TV, computer, tablet, or smartphone.

Watch Now

New Android App

For your Android phone and tablet, download the FREE redesigned app, featuring CBSN, live 24/7 news.

Download
The all new
CBS News App for Android® for iPad® for iPhone®
Fully redesigned. Featuring CBSN, 24/7 live news. Get the App