Politics & Government

March 15, 2009 6:00 AM

Is Obama taking on too much at once, at economy's expense?

Is President Barack Obama trying to do too many things at the expense of focusing on Job One: the economy? While the world awaits a coherent plan to fix America's banks, the president also is urging a vast overhaul of health care, a plan to tax and thus limit tailpipe and smokestack emissions thought to cause global warming, the development of alternative energy systems, a dramatic shift of the nation's tax burden, ambitious new education initiatives and a rewrite of financial regulations.

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