obama-budget

Obama's position toward discretionary spending represents the biggest contradiction of his economic policy.

The White House budget to be released early next month will propose $56 billion in new spending on domestic and defense priorities and drop a proposal that was included in last year's budget as a way to attract Republican support -- a plan that would have included less generous payouts of Social Security benefits

Sure, millionaires pay the most. But even the poorest Americans would have to pay higher cigarette taxes.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Apr 23, 2013
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Republicans are, at this point, out of excuses. They can't say the president isn't reaching out to them. They can't say he's not willing to make painful concessions.

  • Ezra Klein and Evan Soltas
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  • Apr 10, 2013
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