President-elect Barack Obama is getting right into the business of power brokering. Beginning with a morning sitdown with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Obama met with lawmakers to push for passage of his proposed $300 billion in tax cuts and $500 billion in spending. "The reason we are here today is because the people can't wait," Obama said. Republicans, meanwhile, are "responding warily" to Obama's tax cut idea, Politico reports. "There are a lot of questions," one aide explained.