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Obama Budget Proposal

It's Time for America to Get Defense Spending Right

Lee H. Hamilton | Posted 03.18.2016 | Politics
Lee H. Hamilton

We need a less ideological, more serious assessment of the specifics of defense spending. We should not view the Department of Defense budget as sacrosanct. There are many areas where cuts should be seriously considered.

Amanda Terkel

Obama Budget Extends Social Security Benefits To All Married Same-Sex Couples | Amanda Terkel | Posted 02.03.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama's budget for fiscal year 2016 includes a major change for legally married same-sex couples, making them eligible ...

Sam Stein

Add To Sequestration's Human Toll 1,000 Fewer Funded Scientists | Sam Stein | Posted 03.18.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The cost of federal budget cuts on scientific research has been measured predominantly in dollar amounts and grants unfunded. To get a s...

The White House Budget: A View From the Left

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 05.10.2014 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

The nation is still in an economic crisis -- a crisis of jobs, social mobility, wages and growth. We need to start focusing more on the lives that are being devastated by this crisis, and less on the artificial crisis of "debt reduction."

Sam Stein

Obama's Budget Proposal Fails To Calm The Science Community's Freak Out | Sam Stein | Posted 03.04.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In his budget released Tuesday, President Barack Obama proposed setting the funding for the National Institutes of Health at $30.2 billi...

Sam Stein

Obama Budget Targets Booze And Tobacco | Sam Stein | Posted 03.04.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama on Tuesday morning released a Fiscal Year 2015 budget proposal that contains a variety of new tax provisions to p...

Obama Sends Congress Budget Focused On Economy, Job Creation

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 03.04.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama sent Congress a $3.9 trillion budget Tuesday that would funnel money into road building, education and othe...

Why Obama Should Let the Government Shut Down

Sanjay Sanghoee | Posted 11.12.2013 | Politics
Sanjay Sanghoee

It is imperative, therefore, for the president to put an end to this, and the only way to really do that is by calling the opposition's bluff. There are several reasons why a government shutdown would actually work in Obama's favor.

Jillian Berman

What Obama Doesn't Want You To Know About His Budget | Jillian Berman | Posted 04.23.2013 | Business

For those looking to put the woes of Tax Day behind them, we have some bad news: It’s probably only going to get worse. President Obama’s budge...

President Obama -- Dancing With Himself

Jonathan Weiler | Posted 06.15.2013 | Politics
Jonathan Weiler

I have heard Obama defenders say for years that he's a really smart guy, so they trust him to do what's right -- that he's playing 12-dimensional chess and as the meme has it -- "he's got this." But can't one be a generally smart guy and still ultimately think some really dumb things?

Michael McAuliff

WATCH: Liberals Hammer Obama | Michael McAuliff | Posted 04.12.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A couple of days to think about President Barack Obama's proposal to cut Social Security hasn't done much to calm liberals furious about...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Obama Budget Divides Democrats | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 04.10.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama's budget proposal divided House Democrats on Wednesday. The budget blueprint includes a Social Security benefi...

Jeffrey Young

Obama Renews Call For Wealthy To Pay Higher Medicare Costs | Jeffrey Young | Posted 04.10.2013 | Business

Some seniors would pay more for Medicare benefits in the future under President Barack Obama's budget proposal for the coming fiscal year. The $3.8...

Presidential Budget Caps Retirement Savings

Terry Savage | Posted 06.10.2013 | Business
Terry Savage

The government wants to limit how much money you can save in a tax-deferred retirement account, saying too many people are taking tax deductions for saving more money than they are likely to need.

Another Day, Another Budget...

Jared Bernstein | Posted 06.10.2013 | Politics
Jared Bernstein

Republican intransigence on tax revenues will continue to produce the gridlock that's ground fiscal policy to a halt, though perhaps now even the most misguided commentators will not be able to frame this as "a pox on both their houses!"

Cut Social Security & Veterans' Benefits? Cut the Pentagon Instead

Robert Naiman | Posted 06.09.2013 | Politics
Robert Naiman

Say what you want about President Obama's proposal to cut Social Security and veterans' benefits with the "chained CPI." He did accomplish one thing for liberals that they often have a hard time doing on their own. He united them -- in opposition to his proposal.

The Biggest Republican Lie -- 'America Is Broke'

Robert Creamer | Posted 06.09.2013 | Politics
Robert Creamer

America is not broke. We are not in a time of "scarcity" and when we buy into this fallacy, we contribute to political decisions that actually will do damage to our standard of living and that of our children.

Ryan Grim

White House: Obama Will Not Enact A 'Romney Economic Plan' | Ryan Grim | Posted 04.10.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- White House spokesman Dan Pfeiffer said Sunday that the administration would only implement the Social Security cuts included in its "co...

Seniors Hate Obama's Plan For Social Security: Poll

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 04.05.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Older Americans don't like President Barack Obama's proposal to reduce future increases to Social Security benefits, according to a new ...

Prosperity for Whom?

Rep. Charles Rangel | Posted 06.19.2012 | Politics
Rep. Charles Rangel

We should let our moral compass guide us as America decides how its tax dollars are spent. The Republicans and President Obama are offering two different visions of prosperity. The question is, "Prosperity for whom?"

Republicans: Obama Will Put Us On 'A Roadmap To Greece'

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 02.18.2012 | Politics

In the GOP's weekly address, House Republican Conference Vice-Chairwoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wash.) blasted Obama for his recent budget proposal...

Sharon Silke Carty

Obama Wants To Boost Electric-Car Rebates To $10,000 | Sharon Silke Carty | Posted 02.15.2012 | Business

President Obama's proposed Fiscal Year 2013 budget includes a new provision for hybrid and electric car tax credits that would broaden the program, in...

Talking Point Alert!

Jared Bernstein | Posted 04.16.2012 | Politics
Jared Bernstein

Sometimes you just get the feeling that the various people with whom you're arguing all got together a few days ago and agreed on a talking point. In almost every single debate I've had regarding the president's budget plan, when confronted with the fact that they have thus far refused to accept new tax revenues as part of a deal for deficit reduction, conservatives cry foul. To the contrary, they cry. They'd be happy with far more revenue than the $1.5 trillion called for in the president's budget. But it must come from "lowering the rates and broadening the base." So let's explore exactly what this means.

Obama Isn't Trying to Start 'Class Warfare' -- He Wants to End the Republican War on the Middle Class

Robert Creamer | Posted 11.20.2011 | Politics
Robert Creamer

If I were a Republican, the last thing I'd want to talk about is "class warfare." For 30 years Republicans and their Wall Street allies have conducted a sustained, effective war on the American middle class.

Comparing Ryan and Obama Long-Term Budget Plans: Two Starkly Different Visions

Dan Lesser | Posted 06.19.2011 | Politics
Dan Lesser

Reducing the country's $14 trillion debt is a critical national priority. While the president's plan would reduce the deficit by $4 trillion over 12 years, Rep. Ryan's plan would have no perceptible impact on the federal deficit.