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Obama warns left: You won't like budget
|Last Edited||RP Jan 17, 2012 03:26pm|
|News Date||Tuesday, January 17, 2012 12:30:00 PM UTC0:0|
|Description||Top White House officials are warning liberal and labor leaders to brace themselves for President Obama’s budget proposal. |
In his first three years, Obama had a free hand to suggest spending levels for government programs in his annual budget blueprint. But that is not the case this year because the administration is constrained by the budget deal reached in August to raise the debt limit.
He must stick to the $1.047 trillion spending cap he agreed to with GOP leaders, which means he will call for less discretionary spending than he did last year.
Senior administration officials fear a backlash from the left and are trying to prepare their allies to expect a disappointing budget, sources say.