President Obama ends a breathless week in which he presented his first budget, announced a plan to end the occupation of Iraq, attended a Washington Wizards NBA game, and honored Stevie Wonder at a White House concert. In his weekly address, Obama summarized his budget plan along with his determination to forge change:
The system we have now might work for the powerful and well-connected interests that have run Washington for far too long, but I don’t. I work for the American people. I didn’t come here to do the same thing we’ve been doing or to take small steps forward, I came to provide the sweeping change that this country demanded when it went to the polls in November. That is the change this budget starts to make, and that is the change I’ll be fighting for in the weeks ahead – change that will grow our economy, expand our middle-class, and keep the American Dream alive for all those men and women who have believed in this journey from the day it began.Complete text hereand video here...
The president and friend courtside a the Wizards-Bulls game:
President Obama greets Stevie Wonder in the White House East Room. Stevie received the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song.
Just one of the many reasons why Stevie more than merits this recognition: