Obama: 2014 budget plan coming out Wednesday isn't `ideal' but does offer `tough reforms'

  • Article by: JIM KUHNHENN , Associated Press
  • Updated: April 6, 2013 - 7:27 PM
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tuttifruttiApr. 6, 1311:58 AM

I wonder if more democrats will support it than they did with his last budget. Since none supported it last time he might get lucky and find a sole supporter.

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gvvoiceApr. 6, 1312:19 PM

"the 2014 budget would contribute $4.3 trillion to total deficit reduction by 2023." So what will the total deficit spending be during that period if this budget reduces the deficit spending by 4.3 trillion? Deficit spending is a yearly accumulation of the amount we are financing or don't have. This adds to the debt. What will the debt be in 2023? It's 16 trillion today.

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dflleftApr. 6, 1312:58 PM

YOUR great President is a liitle late, budgetr was due in Feb but he had to fill out his NCAA bracket on time.

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bwikApr. 6, 13 1:44 PM

Shouldn't government be shrinking annually, not growing annually? Their thievery is amazing. 50% of the economy is now government sector (fed/state/local). All funded by...

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theagonybhoApr. 6, 13 1:48 PM

Just so were all clear the only thing tough about his budget is he made some tiny reforms to SS and medicaid other wise it has increased spending and increased taxes, it will be defeated soundly.

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elmore1Apr. 6, 13 2:07 PM

Why do they even quote labor unions on the budget? They only represent 11% of workers. Let's focus on what is good for the 89%.

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supervon2Apr. 6, 13 2:33 PM

Only 850 BILLION in new taxes? Oh, thank you for being so kind. If everything is even, that's ONLY 17 BILLION in new taxes for the citizens of Minnesota! Ony 3,400.00 extra for EVERY person in the state. How much kinder can the Democratic party be? Oh, wait. They are going to pay it by increasing the cigeratte tax. I get it now.

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mrarmsApr. 6, 13 3:17 PM

There is no reform without drastic Defense cuts. What do you call a people that practically spend more than the rest of the world combined. Stupid? Chicken? Man up. Does anyone feel safer because we can destroy the world many times over? You people argue the merits of paying X or Y in benefits for old people, yet are unwilling to address the Defense budget.

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mnvet09Apr. 6, 13 3:29 PM

Blah blah blah raise taxes on rich, blah blah blah everyone pay their fair share, blah blah blah economy is recovering, blah blah blah. Repeat the same lies enough and people will start to believe them.

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russ999Apr. 6, 13 3:40 PM

tuttifrutti: "I wonder if more democrats will support it than they did with his last budget. Since none supported it last time he might get lucky and find a sole supporter."

reality: Sen. Kent Conrad of South Dakota the top Democrat on the Senate Budget Committee explained: “This is what Sen. Sessions has presented as being the president’s budget,” he said, indicating the much slimmer document.

“I think it’s readily apparent there is a big difference between the president’s budget, which I hold in my hands, and what Sen. Sessions has presented as being the president’s budget. This is not the president’s budget. So, of course, we’re not going to support it. It’s not what the president proposed.”

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