Obama to answer questions online

US president asks Americans to send questions about the economy over the internet.

    Obama had vowed to use technology to make government more accountable [AFP]

    Some of the questions already submitted to Obama dealt with outsourcing, government bailouts and the stimulus package.

    Obama's staff used a similar method before he took office to compile a list of issues that Americans cared about the most. Topping that list was a request to legalise marijuana.

    The administration of George Bush, the former US president and Obama's predecessor, also took questions on the White House's website.

    SOURCE: Agencies


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