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POTUS Events: Pay As You Go

President Obama with Vice President Biden, Attorney General Eric Holder, HUD secretary Shaun Donovan during a meeting with his Cabinet yesterday. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

By John Amick
President Obama receives his daily and econominc briefings at 9:30 a.m. and 9:50 a.m., respectively. He meets with senior advisers at 10:30 a.m.

At 1:00 p.m., Obama will deliver remarks on PAYGO, or adhering to strict budgetary practices when devising new tax and entitlement policies, from the East Room of the White House.

Obama meets with Democratic members of the House Ways and Means Committee in the State Room of the White House at 2:30 p.m. to discuss health-care reform, and he meets with Defense Secretary Robert Gates at 4:30 p.m. in the Oval Office.

White House press secretary Robert Gibbs holds the daily press briefing at 2:00 p.m.

Check out our Federal City Digest for a rundown of other noteworthy events around town.

Posted at 8:00 AM ET on Jun 9, 2009  | Category:  The Daybook
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Technically, Obama is not even President unless he's a "natural born" citizen. RELEASE YOUR LONG-FORM BIRTH CERTIFICATE!

Posted by: JakeD | June 9, 2009 2:39 PM


please just go back to your teleprompter.

we are getting so sick of you and your slick @$$ salesman routine.

Posted by: tjmlrc | June 9, 2009 10:54 AM

Oh no! He is not going talk about PAYGO again after he has run up the largest deficits in history and has increased the national debt to record levels. It is like saying you are going to quit drinking after you have gone on a bender and have emptied out your liquor cabinet.

Evidently someone in the White House saw polls that showed people were concerned about the deficits and the national debt. So the President is going to make some remarks that will make him appear fiscally responsible even though his actions have not been fiscally responsible.

He has a habit of saying one thing and doing the opposite. Eventually he won't be able to get away with that or with blaming his predecessor for the problem. Then what?

Note to White House: Sometimes it is better to say nothing than to say things that make you look ridiculous. Maybe the time to enforce PAYGO would have been before we went on this wild spending spree.

Posted by: danielhancock | June 9, 2009 10:39 AM

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