Analysis: Obama tries to have it both ways with election-year budget

  • by: DAVID ESPO , Associated Press
  • Updated: March 4, 2014 - 3:40 PM

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama tried to have it both ways Tuesday with an election-year budget that paid faint lip service to reducing federal deficits, then piled on about $1 trillion in tax increases and hundreds of billions in higher spending designed to appeal to economically squeezed voters rather than congressional foes of red ink.

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