U.S. President Barack Obama, right, speaks in the Rose Garden of the White House with Jeffrey Zients, acting director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), left, in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Wednesday, April 10, 2013. Obama sends a $3.77 trillion spending plan to Congress today that calls for reductions in Social Security and Medicare in a political gamble intended to revive deficit-reduction talks. Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg *** Local Caption *** Barack Obama; Jeffrey Zients