Yesterday, President Obama submitted his first budget to Congress.
As the President said, the budget isn't just numbers on a page. It establishes our plans and priorities as we confront some of the longest-standing challenges this country has ever faced.
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With this budget, President Obama is asking Washington to do something it rarely does -- look beyond the next election and take the long-term steps to ensure America's future strength and prosperity.
It will involve sacrifices and difficult decisions. But it will also boldly invest in the three areas most critical to our economic future: energy, health care, and education.
Investing in a clean energy future will put America at the forefront of industry in the 21st century and create the jobs that will form a new foundation for the middle class.
Confronting the mounting cost of health care will put America back on a solid foundation so businesses can thrive and families can prosper.
Reforming and strengthening our education system will ensure American innovation and competitiveness well into the next century.
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This budget isn't just a reflection of President Obama's priorities. It's a reflection of yours.
This is the change you worked for and Americans demanded. But to make sure it succeeds, the President will need your help.
In the coming weeks, we'll be asking you to talk directly to people in your community, to build momentum and demonstrate the broad support President Obama has for this new direction.
Thank you for your continued commitment,
Obama for America