It’s go time: President Obama becomes Joe Citizen in 1,276 days. And yesterday he told his fellow citizens that he was not going to let Congress get in the way of his remaining work for them. “Where I can act on my own, I’m going to. I’m not going to wait for Congress,” he said in a speech. This is the opening punch of a fight over the nation’s budget that is going to play out over the rest of the summer and into the fall.