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.
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.