President Obama's New Year's Resolution Is...

...well, it doesn't involve diet or exercise
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jan 1, 2011 12:04 PM CST
In this Dec. 29, 2010, file photo President Barack Obama waves as he leaves a Honolulu restaurant after dining with family and friends in Hawaii.   (Carolyn Kaster)
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(Newser) – President Obama's New Year's resolutions: Grow the economy, create jobs, and strengthen the middle class, though he warned today that the economic recovery is still fragile as the calendar turns to 2011. In his weekly radio and Internet address, taped from Hawaii, the president also said that Democrats and Republicans must work together in the new year and share responsibility for moving the country forward.

He added that lawmakers must return to Washington next week prepared to make serious decisions about how to grow the economy in the short run and stay competitive in the future. "I'm willing to work with anyone of either party who's got a good idea and the commitment to see it through," Obama said. "And we should all expect you to hold us accountable for our progress or our failure to deliver."

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