President Barack Obama speaks about his budget for fiscal year 2011 at the White House. It seems Obama is far more concerned about the nation’s unemployment rate than he is about the federal deficit — at least in the short term.
That could make for some very disappointed Canadians. But with health care reform and a budget to take care of back home, it seems Obama just couldn’t make the trip.
Instead, Vice President Joe Biden and his wife Jill will represent the U.S.
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and White House senior adviser Valerie Jarrett will also make the trip.
Several notable former Olympians will attend as well, including Peggy Fleming, Kristi Yamaguchi and Bonnie Blair.