Brief The President's First Step
The Government We Deserve
C. Eugene Steuerle
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At last the election is over. Yet there is no rest for the weary. Not two hours passed before President-elect Obama was being called upon to act. Many demand that he immediately propose reforms to their favorite programs, especially those he supported during the campaign. Yet the most dangerous thing he can do at this point is to jump into making individual, one-off policy decisions, especially before hes got a full budget picture of how everything adds togethernot just for this year, but for the eight years he hopes to be President.