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Friday, September 30, 2016

Barack Obama unveiled his budget proposal for the 2013 fiscal year Monday, a document best understood as a blueprint for how he would contrast his tax policies this fall with those of former private equity titan and likely Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney.

Pitching his approach as the surest way to continue the economic recovery and warning that the GOP would throw up roadblocks to help the wealthiest Americans at any cost, Obama told supporters at a community college in Northern Virginia that he was no class warrior, just a thoughtful president.

  • freethinker

    If B.S. can save the American economy, the President deserves re-election. He certainly seems to be directing his message at those who have no memory of his previous speeches, no understanding of economics and a profound deficiency in math.

  • Charles Higgins

    Romneys plan for the economy-big give aways to the rich super pac donors!Citizens United has made this the most corrupt election ever!The corps will elect the next President not the people.

  • PatrickHenry

    Actually, BO is making it more clear why he needs to be defeated, his Spending continues at record pace with no slow-down even considered in his push for Socialism.

  • azstroup

    What BO ignores is the sad fact that if he could raise taxes on all those over $250K year, it is a minor drop in the bucket of the deficit. Such an increase is more a cultural marker to show off prowess of the man to everybody else than anything of economic importance.

  • Kingofnotsomuch

    If corps, are people[like the GOP candidates claim ]the corps. should be treated the same way that the middle class are .Get the same deductions for their tax return.No more special tax loop holes for the wealthy.It doesn’t trickle down,If that was the case America would have jobs.Trickle down doesn’t work for anything.

  • Bentley

    Freethinker and azstroup regurgitate the simple, cliches of the far right. The truth of the Obama budget is that it is a proposal to keep the recovery moving forward while, at the same time, attempting to restrain the growth in debt but, not at the expense of a too sluggish economy. It took a hell of a long time to get into the mess we’re in and it will take a long time and much careful, difficult legislating to get us out of the mess. Cutting spending too much, too quickly and maintaining the current unfair tax burden is a sure way to depress the economy and halt the recovery. You would think that Republicans would look back at the G.W.Bush years and understand that.