Obama To Release Budget For 2013

President Barack Obama is sending Congress a new budget that seeks to achieve $4 trillion in deficit reduction over the next decade through cuts in government spending and higher taxes on the wealthy. At the same time, he wants to boost spending in key areas such as transportation and education.

The spending blueprint is certain to spark an election-year battle with Republicans, who are vowing to oppose Obama's tax hikes. They contend the president is not doing enough to attack a dangerous deficit problem.

The administration is seeking to cast the debate as a battle to protect the middle class following decades of eroding security and a deep recession.

Obama is scheduled to speak this morning to students at Northern Virginia Community College to highlight the budget's education initiatives.


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  • by And... on Feb 16, 2012 at 09:49 AM
    I like how the say they are all like the past pres. Ronnie , you say you are like him but he was so old he had to have handlers and now he is dead.
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      by Obama Snake Oil Co on Feb 17, 2012 at 05:32 AM in reply to And...
      Well, Obama is a lot like Jimmy Carter...both have the same approval ratings....nope, Carter was higher than Obama at this point, never mind.
  • by Lavon Location: Goldsboro on Feb 15, 2012 at 10:05 AM
    So Santorum and Willard are the frontrunners for the Republican nomination? Are you kidding me? Is this the best you guys got? Please tell me this is some kind of a sick joke. Dude when I say this im being very serious. Why don't you guys go out and see if you can find Cheech and Chong and stick them in the race and see if they can poll better against Obama. LOL
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      by Obama Snake Oil Co on Feb 15, 2012 at 01:29 PM in reply to Lavon
      Yep, the adults are running a primary for the next president to take the office in 2012. We let you kids pick one in 08, well, lets just say Obamagas is over $3.60 a gallon, food has gone up, debt has gone up and we are not real crazy about a president solution to borrow money from China to pay the interrest on the debt. So good luck with the hope and change...get you hearing checked to....its dope and mange...
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        by And... on Feb 16, 2012 at 09:05 AM in reply to Obama Snake Oil Co
        Your canidate Is being picked by the GOP klown show . Now go wait with the rest of the herd.
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        by just offended 95% of women voters on Feb 17, 2012 at 03:49 AM in reply to Obama Snake Oil Co
        Santorums big money man Foster Freiss, a major contributor to a super PAC that supports the GOP candidate for president, was discussing Santorum's stances on social issues like contraception and women's reproductive rights in an interview with MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell when he declared: "Back in my days, they used Bayer Aspirin for contraception. The gals put it between their knees and it wasn't that costly."
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      by Eyes Wide Open on Feb 15, 2012 at 01:44 PM in reply to Lavon
      It does not matter who we put up against Barry the Chicago Liar, as long as they place a (R) beside their name they will win by a mile. If moving up and down a poll meant anything then why don't strippers get asked their opinions on the presidental race?
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        by Anonymous on Feb 17, 2012 at 03:39 AM in reply to Eyes Wide Open
        Its called DEnial!
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          by Obama Snake Oil Co on Feb 17, 2012 at 05:37 AM in reply to
          Well, you can still get help with that. The disease is libterdialitis, that you have. All you have to do to stop this dangerously intrusive disease, disscontinue drinking the koolaid and start using the internet to find the truth! Oh, Obamacare doesn't pay for Libterditis, it actually causes it...
  • by getting it off my chest on Feb 15, 2012 at 06:06 AM
    GOP lies on the economy.It is high time, that McConnell, Boehner and company stop telling lies every time they open their mouth. The American People don't want more taxes, the GOP says. The American People, or 95% of them, got tax breaks from Obama The American People, or 70% of them, want the rich to pay more taxes. The vast majority of jobs are created by small businesses, like the ones Obama gave tax breaks to. Over 90% of job creation is by businesses that make less than $250,000, and so got Obama tax cuts. Michelle Bachman mis-quotes the OMB as saying Obamacare will cost 800,000 jobs. What they actually said was that 800,000 seniors are holding on to jobs they don't really want, just to get healthcare, and that Obamacare would free up those jobs for younger job seekers, which is about the opposite of what Bachman claims they said. And, the OMB said that Obamacare will help cut the deficit, the opposite of what Republicans are claiming. The debt ceiling was raised 7 times under the Bush administration, with not a peep out of GOP. Boehner said high corporate taxes and regulations are ruining the economy. De-regulation brought us the economic collapse on Wall St, banking and real estate. Corporations pay the lowest taxes in over 50 years. As a percentage of total federal income tax revenue, corporations pay 1/4 of what they paid in 1950. The rich are also paying the lowest effective taxes in 60 years. The extremist Republican party is trying to dismantle every piece of positive environmental protection under the cover of deficit reduction. What they are doing in this regard is nothing short of criminal. Every major scientific organization in the world with any relevance to climate change agrees with the IPCC. 98% of scientists who actually do the research are in agreement. While the worldwide scientific community is nearly unanimously in agreement on global warming, the GOP is nearly unanimously in denial. The GOP is now a science free zone.
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      by Eyes Wide Open on Feb 15, 2012 at 06:49 AM in reply to getting it off my chest
      I have never read so many lies in one post!! Obama is trying to raise the tax rate on small business owners to over 44%!! 90% of job creation does NOT come from businesses making LESS than $250,000, anyone with a hint of common sense knows that. If raising taxes on the wealthy is such a big deal for Obama then why didn't he do it his first 2 years when he had complete control of both houses of Congress? Obama is the one who claimed he was going to cut the debt by 50% in his first term, instead he has increased the debt by 50%. Stop pointing the finger at the GOP everytime Obama fails at his job!!
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        by W hat ? on Feb 17, 2012 at 03:31 AM in reply to Eyes Wide Open
        Nonpartisan analysts, including the Tax Policy Center and the Joint Committee on Taxation, have looked at the effect of letting the Bush tax cuts expire for the wealthy and determined that less than 3 percent of the individuals affected pay small business income. Even that figure is inflated. The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities has pointed out that much of this income is generated at large law firms and accounting firms, and through investments in financial and real estate partnerships, These are not what most Americans think of when they hear the term 'small business.
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          by Eyes Wide Open on Feb 17, 2012 at 07:41 PM in reply to W hat ?
          So you agree with the orginal post, that 90% of job creation comes from businesses making LESS than $250,000? If so, then you are an idiot!! If you want some fluffed numbers look a little deeper into the fake unemployment rate!!
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        by You should open your eyes a little bit more on Feb 17, 2012 at 03:37 AM in reply to Eyes Wide Open
        If corporations are people, does that make small businesses children? But if we force Corporations to use contraceptives, there will be no Small Businesses. While the impact on small businesses is small, the impact of the media debate could be significant. In a July 2011 poll, respondents were asked whether Obama or congressional Republicans cared more about the economic interests of small businesses; voters were far more named President Obama. With support like that, it's not surprising that conservatives pull out the "small business" card whenever Obama promotes raising taxes on the wealthy.
  • by More than half of voters think GOP aganda is extreme...per Rasmussen on Feb 14, 2012 at 05:50 PM
    Well! This is heartening news. Can it be that reality is sinking in, and voters are starting to pay attention to the sheer craziness of the Republican agenda? While positive ratings for Congress remain at an all-time low, more voters than ever see the Republican agenda in Congress as extreme. The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 35 percent of Likely Voters say it would be more accurate to describe the agenda of Republicans in Congress as mainstream, while 52 percent feel extreme is a more accurate description. Thirteen percent (13 percent) are not sure. The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters nationwide was conducted on February 8-9, 2012 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is /- 3 percentage points with a 95 percent level of confidence.
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      by Eyes Wide Open on Feb 15, 2012 at 06:51 AM in reply to More than half of voters think GOP aganda is extreme...per Rasmussen
      Compared to Obama all COMMON SENSE appears extreme!!
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        by Anonymous on Feb 17, 2012 at 03:32 AM in reply to Eyes Wide Open
        According to Willard, anyone making less that $30 million a year is a "small business.
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          by Eyes Wide Open on Feb 17, 2012 at 07:47 PM in reply to
          Liar!
  • by Barlow on Feb 14, 2012 at 02:31 PM
    I have started looking at the facts and I cannot believe what I have found. Obama is not the messiah that I thought he was, this guy is up to no good. I feel so used! I followed him around hanging onto every word, but his words and his actions are totally different. Actions speak louder than words. I cannot believe that I have wasted so much of my time sticking up for this man. Barry Soetoro must be voted out this November. I am so sorry for repeating liberal lies on this web site. I feel like my eyes have been closed for so long, but now they are wide open!!
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      by Obama Snake Oil Co on Feb 14, 2012 at 03:30 PM in reply to Barlow
      Not me...but I did get a laugh out of it.....I been trying to tell you that for years.....funny.
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      by Dazed and Confused on Feb 14, 2012 at 04:30 PM in reply to Barlow
      Ha ha ha, Snake Oil is so confused by using different names, he made a mistake and used Barlows. This guy don't know who he is , and where he came from. HINT...click your heels together 3 times and say.."there is no place like the moon", "there is no place like the moon", ...
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        by Obama Snake Oil Co on Feb 15, 2012 at 05:14 AM in reply to Dazed and Confused
        Desperate times by democrats, require desperate measures, lie, cheat, steal if you have tol...is the DNC way.
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          by And... on Feb 16, 2012 at 09:51 AM in reply to Obama Snake Oil Co
          You should know as you say you are a demacrat with a tinfoil hat.
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      by And... on Feb 16, 2012 at 09:45 AM in reply to Barlow
      Funny , I think this isn't Barlow but a troll wearing a tinfoil hat. I wonder if is the same guy that still has his George dubYa 2 war bush bumper sticker on the back of his moped.
  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Washington on Feb 14, 2012 at 12:35 PM
    “We must not let our rulers load us with perpetual debt. We must make our selection between economy and liberty or profusion and servitude. If we run into such debts as that we must be taxed in our meat in our drink, in our necessities and comforts, in our labors and in our amusements, for our callings and our creeds…our people..we must live.. We have not time to think, no means of calling the mis-managers to account, but be glad to obtain subsistence by hiring ourselves to rivet their chains on the necks of our fellow suffers. Our landholders, too…retaining indeed the title and stewardship of estates called theirs, but held really in trust for the treasury, must…be contented with penury, obscurity and exile.. private fortunes are destroyed by public as well as by private extravagance. This is the tendency of all human governments. A departure from principle becomes a precedent for a second; that second for a third; and so on, till the bulk of society is reduced to mere automatons of misery, to have no sensibilities left but for sinning and suffering… And the fore horse of this frightful team is public debt. Taxation follows that, and in its train wretchedness and oppression.” Thomas Jefferson
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      by WTF (Walter T, Fenner) on Feb 14, 2012 at 04:33 PM in reply to Obama Snake Oil Co
      "Obama Snake Oil is delusional and suffers from Obama Derangement Syndrome"_____Walter T. Fenner.
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        by Obama Snake Oil Co on Feb 15, 2012 at 08:46 AM in reply to WTF (Walter T, Fenner)
        You kids......
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      by And... on Feb 16, 2012 at 09:28 AM in reply to Obama Snake Oil Co
      You got a guy that tells Detroit to go bankrupt and thinks almost a half mil is chump change , a dough boy with his 3rd lady. Sweater vest boy the wants to restrict birth control and an old racest man that will never have a chance. The GOP party of klowns stick a fork in them they are done.
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        by Eyes Wide Open on Feb 17, 2012 at 07:51 PM in reply to And...
        And you think Slim is better? Why don't you start digging up some new LIES, and take some spelling lessons, you are going to need them for the general election!
  • by Robbie Location: Washington on Feb 14, 2012 at 09:13 AM
    Wow - it smells like a sewer in here -
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      by Anonymous on Feb 14, 2012 at 11:42 AM in reply to Robbie
      It's just Wolfsbreath (osoc).
  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Washington on Feb 14, 2012 at 07:24 AM
    Wow, what a great idea, tax the US and any country to put into a UN fund...... This just in from the Blaze: Two weeks ago, we told you some United Nations leaders were considering a proposal for a world tax to fund “social protection.” And now there’s video of a White House adviser saying “we need a global minimum tax.” The video, from Monday, features Gene Sperling, the director of the White House Economic Council, speaking at a meeting about the budget being televised by CSPAN. From the video, he seems to be talking about what the president supports. Here’s what he had to say: “He [presumably the president] supports corporate tax reform that would reduce expenditures and loopholes, lower rates for people investing and creating jobs in the U.S., due so further for manufacturing, and that we need to, as we have the Buffett Rule and the individual tax reform, we need a global minimum tax so that people have the assurance that nobody is escaping doing their fair share as part of a race to the bottom or having our tax code actually subsidized and facilitate people moving their funds to tax havens.” [Emphasis added]
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      by Anonymous on Feb 14, 2012 at 11:42 AM in reply to Obama Snake Oil Co
      Stopped reading when you referenced the Blaze.....next.......
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        by Eyes Wide Open on Feb 14, 2012 at 12:42 PM in reply to
        I stopped reading the article when it said Obama was going to release a budget 2013!
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          by Obama Snake Oil co on Feb 14, 2012 at 03:40 PM in reply to Eyes Wide Open
          What budget? Has he got one yet that cut the debt by half like he promised in Jan 09? Being that he has lied so many times...I just don't know when the king of the libterds will even begin to tell the truth...you know, people actually voted for this guy for president..yeah, no kidding...just hope they didn't rip the paint off their cars when they removed those hope and mange...dope and change...whatever was his message..oh, sorry, we believe in more taxes! I hope I got that right.
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          by GOP idiots on Feb 14, 2012 at 04:38 PM in reply to Eyes Wide Open
          That's the problem, you don't know how to read, just suck in misinformation from the Right Wingnuts. It's OK, you can reference some of Becks, Fox and Rushs' talking points, If you didn't, we would be surprised.
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          by To GOP idiots@7:38 PM on Feb 15, 2012 at 07:11 AM in reply to Eyes Wide Open
          It is not what your liberal media puts in their articles, it is all about what they are actually doing!! If you think that Beck"s, Fox and Rush's talking points are misinformation then prove them wrong. Correcting a lie is easy, if this is the case then it shouldn't take you long. We the conservatives are not playing defense against your liberal lies anymore, it is time for us to go on offense. The sword is mighter than the shield and the TRUTH always preveils, except in the 2008 election.
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        by Obama Snake Oil Co on Feb 14, 2012 at 01:07 PM in reply to
        Is that because with all the millions that Soros has spent on trying to discredit them, trying to find one missquote or untrue, unbacked fact, doesn't work? Yeah, I understand, the truth really does hurt and facts get in the way of your rhetoric. You should go to Media Matters to get the straight on it. I am sure they have some creative lies you could use here. Just beware, I go there too! What you read, can and will be used against you on a WITN post.
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          by And.... on Feb 16, 2012 at 09:11 AM in reply to Obama Snake Oil Co
          Why don't you put some money where your tinfoil hat is? I will bet you. 10,000 bucks plus your moped that Obama will be the next president.
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      by And... on Feb 16, 2012 at 09:53 AM in reply to Obama Snake Oil Co
      Blaze,faux news and the glen beck fan club news letter , thats where I get all my info from as well.
  • by Lavon Location: Goldsboro on Feb 14, 2012 at 02:06 AM
    As sorry as the Republican candidates are, Obama really can sit back and put his feet up on his desk because there's no way any of those Clowns will even come close to beating him in November. Lol! He don't even have to get out and campaign
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      by Obama Snake Oil Co on Feb 14, 2012 at 05:39 AM in reply to Lavon
      And I will cut the deficit in half my first year....Barrack Obama Jan 09, liar in chief. Send you PODS donation to LIAR@WHITEHOUSE.gov
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      by Eyes Wide Open on Feb 14, 2012 at 06:24 AM in reply to Lavon
      That desk belongs to the American people, not him!!! People who have never worked and earned anything in their lives do not respect what they are GIVEN by the American taxpayer. That is why this guy feels free to prop his feet on our furniture and that is why all the government housing neighborhoods are always trashed!
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        by Robbie on Feb 14, 2012 at 09:13 AM in reply to Eyes Wide Open
        You must be looking in a mirror ~~~~~~~~~
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          by Eyes Wide Open on Feb 14, 2012 at 12:31 PM in reply to Robbie
          Good comeback!
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        by Anonymous on Feb 14, 2012 at 04:40 PM in reply to Eyes Wide Open
        You got me, I am OSOC, I thought I could fool intelligent people, looks like you made a fool out of me.
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      by obamanot on Feb 14, 2012 at 08:20 AM in reply to Lavon
      Yeah and he will go run and hide when the debates come or he will go start a war with somebody and claim he is to busy.
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        by Anonymous on Feb 14, 2012 at 11:41 AM in reply to obamanot
        Do you seriously think President Obama is afraid to debate one of your Clowns? Which will it be...the Flip Flopper or the Racist? Its easy for the Clowns to talk their rhetoric when it goes unquestioned, lets see then do it face to face with the Prez. Bet you $10,000.00 Fox wont cover that!
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          by Eyes Wide Open on Feb 14, 2012 at 12:30 PM in reply to
          I know who the "Flip Flopper" is, but who is the "Racist"?
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          by Obama Snake Oil Co on Feb 14, 2012 at 03:45 PM in reply to
          First, let me be clear..I hope that sounds important and sincere...Obama, with his record of lies, half truths and his attack on religion, will not be re elected. Next, if he debates any of the GOP candidates, he has left them more ammo than the US Army against the Iraq Republican Guard....you getting that visual or do I need to paint if for you? We will see the uglist campagn commericials in the history of this country coming up and will say, beyond a shadow of a doubt, Obama will not make it, he lost his base.
  • by Frank SInatra Location: Heaven on Feb 13, 2012 at 08:17 PM
    When it is time to vote you must ask has he done a good enough job to be re elected. In his first week in office he promised to cut the defecit in half during his first term. At this point he has increased that debt by 5 trillion dollars. He has failed it is time to let someone else be POTUS.
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      by Lavon on Feb 14, 2012 at 02:04 AM in reply to Frank SInatra
      Yes, im voting for Obama considering those clown for candidates thats running against him
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        by Obama Snake Oil Co on Feb 14, 2012 at 06:06 AM in reply to Lavon
        Mooncalf Lavon weighs in on....nothing.
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      by Anonymous on Feb 14, 2012 at 05:29 AM in reply to Frank SInatra
      Amazing he was able to do anything at all because the Repugs were against him from day one. Remember their pledge...not to do anything to help Obama get re-elected? This means they will destroy the country just to regain power, at the same time destroying the meddle class.
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        by Eyes Wide Open on Feb 14, 2012 at 06:28 AM in reply to
        Both houses of Congress were controlled by Democrats during his first 2 years in office! The only pledge I remember where someone actually said that they would not work with the other party came from Harry Reid, but you idiots probably do not even know who he is!
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        by Obama Snake Oil Co on Feb 14, 2012 at 07:27 AM in reply to
        EWO, wasn't it in 09 when Obama said he would cut the deficit by half in 6 months? Yeah, he did say that, got the transcript and the Video...Jan 09. Last I checked, he added 5 trillion to the debt and wants another 1.3 trillion? Does a lie define the man or does the man define the lie?
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          by Eyes Wide Open on Feb 14, 2012 at 12:37 PM in reply to Obama Snake Oil Co
          I do not understand why these idiots refuse to look at what this man does instead of listening to what he says. Does everyone think that Obama is the FIRST politician that does NOT lie everytime he opens his mouth? Why isn't anyone talking about why we don't lower spending to meet the demand of the American people instead of why we need to raise revenues to meet the demand for government?
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          by And... on Feb 16, 2012 at 09:55 AM in reply to Obama Snake Oil Co
          When you have a conversation with your self does anybody listen?
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