President Obama's theme du jour on April 25, 2009 radio address is the budget and cutting waste. He is seeking ideas from all quarters, including the public.
Perhaps the best way would be to set an example at the White House first - flying around less on Air Force One, adjusting temperatures, sending out for pizza from Missouri, etc.
This week the President reiterates a theme that has been a hallmark of his career, namely that "old habits and stale thinking" will simply not help us solve the new and immense problems our country faces. Listing off several specific changes he intends to bring, he describes his guiding principle: "To help build a new foundation for the 21st century, we need to reform our government so that it is more efficient, more transparent, and more creative." s
President Obama's April 25 Weekly Radio Address: