Obama: Budget reflects campaign promises

Good Saturday morning. Here's the president's weekly radion and our write up below.


President Obama on Saturday urged Congress to adopt his budget request, which he said delivers on his campaign promises.

Speaking in his weekly radio and Internet address, Obama said his $3.55 trillion budget proposal would fundamentally change the status quo in Washington.



Obama delivered an outline of his budget priorities to Congress on Thursday. The outline reveals significantly different priorities than former President Bush's administration, including a healthcare initiative funded primarily by nearly $1 trillion in new taxes on the wealthiest Americans.

Obama said that the budget request shows he is following through on his campaign promises. On healthcare, he said, he