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Video: President Obama Announces the Fiscal Year 2014 Budget


According to the White House, “The President’s Fiscal Year 2014 Budget demonstrates that we can make critical investments to strengthen the middle class, create jobs, and grow the economy while continuing to cut the deficit in a balanced way.” What do you think of this budget? I have mixed feelings, one of which is that the LAST thing we want to be is Charlie Brown as Lucy repeatedly pulls the football away at the last second, causing us to fall painfully on our butts. Yet why is it that this image keeps popping into my mind as I watch President Obama keep trying, over and over again, to meet Republicans half way, and then have them slap him in the face/kick him in the groin/etc? Anyway, we’ll see, but I’m certainly not holding my breath expecting different results this time around, with Mitch McConnell and John Boehner playing the role of Lucy.

  • Elaine in Roanoke

    In a WSJ poll taken in the last couple of days, when asked who they trusted most to solve the deficit problem, 44% said President Obama, 40% said Republicans, the rest either said neither or didn’t know. Interesting results…

  • Bumble Bee

    The deficit is not the problem, unemployment and lack of demand is.  We have allowed the focus to switch to “deficit reduction” and nothing else.  Deficit reduction, pulling money out of the economy, will not solve anything.  Only deepen the problem, while Wall Street laughs all the way to the bank.  For a party that won the election we sure don’t look like it.  Screw meeting the republicans “half way” the only thing you can do with them is beat them.