Peering Into the President’s Crystal (Budget) Ball

Well, we know how Congress feels about the upcoming budget. Three words: cut, cut, cut. In case you’re interested, I posted a list of the programs they’d like to slash and trash here:

1. Note to Congress: Don’t Touch My Program!

Sound off there and plan to join our Live Chat next Tuesday:

2. RSVP for LIVE CHAT on the President’s Budget, 2/15 at 11a ET

As a precursor to that chat, you may want to check out Post reporter Ed O’Keefe’s early prognosis for the President’s version of the budget:

3. Federal Budget 2012: What to watch for

A couple of potential pain points from the President:

The president plans to call for a five-year freeze on discretionary spending not related to national security, a move that would reduce the deficit by more than $400 billion…Obama also wants to cut several billion dollars from the government’s energy assistance fund for the poor — a hearty perennial in budget proposals.

No matter what the Obama administration proposes, remember — it’s just a proposal. Republicans generally won’t agree with the spending plan and will want deeper cuts, with some of them wanting deeper cuts than others.

Read the full story here.

What’s your take:

Will the President’s budget be fair?

Do you fear it will look NOTHING like the
final version after the House gets a hold of it?


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