President Barack Obama. (Charles Dharapak/AP)
Still, it’s worth examining what Obama is putting forward and where he is looking to boost spending or slash it.
The full proposal—all 256 pages of it—is available below. Give us your take in the comments section on what items you find surprising and whether you think any will become political hot buttons.
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Sarah Halzack is The Washington Post's national retail reporter. She has previously covered the local job market and the business of talent and hiring. She has also served as a Web producer for business and economic news.