Obama's Long-Shot Budget Proposal Has A Carrot Or Two
For the first time, President Obama is proposing a budget to a fully Republican-controlled Congress, and he included increased defense spending.By Cliff Judy | February 2, 2015
Get ready. President Obama is about to put all those lofty ideas annually floated during the State of the Union address in front of Congress. (Video via The White House)
The president's budget proposal set to be introduced late Monday morning will be the first spending plan he's had to put in front of a fully Republican-controlled Congress, and that in and of itself already means skeptics abound over whether the two sides can agree to anything meaningful.
Just take Politico's very first line early Monday morning, which called the budget "the opening bid in a long hostage negotiation."