Dueling budgets

Total spending and revenue

(In trillions)

President Obama and House Republicans differ dramatically in their approaches to the fiscal 2012 budget and how to tackle the rising national debt. The debate, which will dominate budget negotiations for the rest of this year, will probably shape the choices voters will face in the 2012 presidential election. An analysis of the two competing visions is below:

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SOURCES: White House, House Budget Committee, Congressional Budget Office

GRAPHIC: Wilson Andrews and Karen Yourish - The Washington Post. Updated April 14, 2011.