Well, he has a very important project. There's an enormous centipede, with many, many legs -- innumerable legs, too many legs to count. And it's very dangerous, you understand? It threatens our economy with its thrashing around, in fact, it threatens the world economy. And it's very powerful.
And President Obama is asking you and I to chop off our legs (see above) and send them to him, so he can constrain the centipede. Does that make sense?