Obama warns left: You won't like budget

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    awwww, how sweet.
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    By Alexander Bolton - 01/17/12 05:30 AM ET

    Top White House officials are warning liberal and labor leaders to brace themselves for President Obama’s budget proposal.

    Gene Sperling, director of the National Economic Council, sought in meetings last week to lift the left’s gloom about Washington’s crackdown on spending by promising that the president this year will focus on job creation rather than deficit cutting.


    Obama staffers sought to present their budget plan as a glass half full. According to sources familiar with the briefings, they promised that the president will focus on jobs and the economy, instead of deficit-cutting, which dominated last year’s debate on Capitol Hill.

    Obama has signaled in recent weeks that he plans to run a populist reelection campaign. He will need to keep liberal activist and labor groups — important parts of the Democratic base — energized for his strategy to work.

    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.

    read it all here..
    Obama warns left: You won't like budget - TheHill.com
     
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    well, on the bright side, at least he's planning on stopping being a pussy and will put forth a budget plan.

    Just in time for the effects to not be felt during the election.

    :doubt:
     
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    It's so much harder to bribe his base when his funds are finally being cut off.
     
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    Obama 2012: 85% fully employed, gas well under $5/gallon and credit only downgraded once...not bad, America, not bad at all
     
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    Is it possible that he finally learned that money doesn't actually grow on trees?
     
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    WOW You mean he's actually going to submitt a budget??

    Wonder if his Senate Dems will kick this one to the curb??
     
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    Of course they will.

    They need to get re-elected themselves.
     
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    Wasn't the budget due in September? No wonder this country is fucked up, the president doesn't understand how a calendar works.
     
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    The only date that this President cares about is November of 2012.
     
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    as opposed to the people who are running for his office?
     

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