February 13th, 2012
03:30 AM ET

President Obama will present his 2013 budget plan Monday

When President Barack Obama rolls out his 2013 budget proposal Monday, it's likely to unleash another round of political finger-pointing on Capitol Hill.

The White House bills the document as a "blueprint for how we can rebuild an economy where hard work pays off and responsibility is rewarded."

While the White House and Democrats are advocating a balanced approach to economic growth - including spending cuts, increased tax revenue and investments in rebuilding infrastructure such as highways and bridges, Republicans will argue for deeper spending cuts and lower tax rates.

Both sides contend that their positions will bring the economic growth needed to stimulate significant reductions in the federal deficit and rising national debt.


Filed under: Economy • Politics • U.S.
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  1. Philip

    ...and US fatter. What clear thinking man would sprinkle something on his little daughters meat and milk so that she begins menstruating years ahead of schedule? On his boys steak to make his boy fat and with teets rather than a mans chest. Our nationwide obesity epidemic began when Congress allowed these crooked ranchers to drug US LEGALLY. (before 1994, it was illegal for them to drug us) Pharmaceuticals admit that weight gain is a side effect. We do a lot of them. Your avg. American adult is BMI 30-plus...the avg. man is obese, the avg. woman is now overly obese. No doubt about it. America will become leaner and smarter in our near future.

    February 13, 2012 at 12:26 pm | Report abuse |
  2. chrissy

    Yes there is something fundamentally wrong in the US, but it was caused mainly by corporate and bank america and NOT by one specific individual! And i dont believe children should suffer because of the corporations and banks that dont give a damn!

    February 13, 2012 at 12:27 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Philip

    Most of US believe in God just as President Obama does. And most believe that God speaks through men like the pope, the reverend, the fat lady on the TV stage selling you Jesus. This is not how God communicates with his children. He communicates through his written word the bible, that has miraculously survived for thousands of years intact for us living now to study. The things I mentioned above will have people looking at God with clean bodies and minds...from a different perspective than they do now. God desires that every one of us lives forever right here on a clean earth. This will be humanity's last chance to come to know the one true God before he "brings to ruin those ruining the earth". Before those who have been "living by the sword" die by the sword of Jesus Christ at Armageddon. No doubt about it. Our future is assured.

    February 13, 2012 at 12:36 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Philip

    God is not concerned with governments and corporations at all. He's concerned with his children, each and every single one. He has the hairs on your head counted, not todays cash exchange rate. Recall Satan tempted Jesus by offering him all of the kingdoms(governments in modern english) of the world if Jesus would bow down to him. It wouldn't have been a genuine temptaion if Satan didn't own those governments. God is concerned with what is his already, and calls sacred ONLY what one of his does to one of Satan's by studying the bible with them. God calls this bible studying "sacred service"...governments call dead soldiers sacred and, all claim that soldier died for God&Country in sacred service. Live by the Word, die by the sword. Questions? Ask Mary. he he 🙂

    February 13, 2012 at 12:49 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Mary

    Ha ha Philip. 😉
    Short answer, What Father wants his kids going around killing each other.
    Mans wars are NOT Gods wars.
    Remember Satan had a beef with God and challenged him, only then did God answer to say "ok, go ahead let's see how well you can run the world" that's paraphrasing folks, I doubt God woulda spoken like that. He he

    So maybe you should ask yourselves how does the world seem to you?

    War! what is it good for? absolutely NOTHING! 😉

    February 13, 2012 at 1:05 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Philip (synopsis)

    The phrase 'human spirit' as found in God's word literally translates as 'dominant mental inclination'. Currently, America's spirits are down. We suffer from nationwide obesity, an aids pandemic, poor grades in school, a nationwide drug abuse problem, both street and pharma. How can God's spirit, his active force, communicate with a humans spirit if that humans spirit has been artificilally altered with mind altering substances? A mind burdened by an contaminated body? God hears all who are sighing and groaning over all of the detestable things being done by humans to each other. Those who are fat and happy now are having their reward in full, and might as well be talking to the wall as offer a prayer to God. God favors those who are downtrodden and ridiculed over the fat cats. No wonder he had his son born in Galilee rather than Jerusalem whose inhabitants made fun of Galilleans because they were poor and spoke with a lisp. (thspoke withth a lithpe) Study your bible for truth. Listen to the holy man for lies

    February 13, 2012 at 1:08 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Philip

    Hello Mary. (Seinfeld to Newman) he he he. Am I gonna have to trademark my "he he"? 🙂 And good point. Satan did in fact challenge God's right to rule this earth, claiming that if given enough time he could turn every single one of us into fat greedy bassterds who couldn't care less about God. And so God could not have just killed his rebellious angels, for the issue would still remain. Are Satan's ways of war, obesity, gluttony, mockery, jealousy, revenge...diseases brought about by certain behaviors...are his ways superior to God's? This is the issue of universal sovreignty, and we will most all live to see it settled once and for all time.

    February 13, 2012 at 1:18 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Mary

    I all root for the underdog (Galilee) but as we all know God and his son will triumph.
    Great post, love the lisp in ()'s added. lol 😉

    February 13, 2012 at 1:22 pm | Report abuse |
  9. chrissy

    This just in...More bad news for pessimists! According to a recent Dutch study, Optimists live longer! 🙂

    February 13, 2012 at 1:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Cult, party of two...Cult, party of two...your table is ready...!

      February 13, 2012 at 1:52 pm | Report abuse |
  10. chrissy

    Good afternoon banasy! And cute, i was really thinkin maybe days inn would be the ticket tho! Lmao!

    February 13, 2012 at 1:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Good afternoon, chris miss.
      And how are you?

      February 13, 2012 at 2:07 pm | Report abuse |
  11. chrissy

    Just peachy and you?

    February 13, 2012 at 2:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Finer than frog hairs.
      And that's pretty darn fine!

      February 13, 2012 at 2:28 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Mary

    Don't forget, Hogwash and Get a clue ! lol 😉

    February 13, 2012 at 6:32 pm | Report abuse |
  13. hamsta

    @chrissy because like banasy you point the finger at all the wrong people.it was not the banks and wall street that created this mess.it was barney frank(a dumbocrat congressman) who forced the banks to make bad loans and bernie madoff(yes 1 lone banker,but more importantly a dumbocrat lobbyist)who committed the largest ponzi scheme in world history while obama and his enviromentalist whackos intentionally triple the price of gas and electricity.and dont forget he extended unemployment to 99 weeks even though jobs are everywhere as long as you arent to stupid and lazy to find one.all this was done by the dumbocrats and a socialist president and the best they can do is blame bush and the banks.and you wonder why he is known as the food stamp president?

    February 13, 2012 at 8:25 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Philip

    Cult? Cults are easy to spot. What, with their ceremonies and traditions, many of which make the Word of God invalid. And with billions of people on the earth, even a group of 100s of millions could fit in the dictionary def. of 'cult'. Hmmm. Let's see. What religions are known for their ceremonious pomp and glory? duh

    February 13, 2012 at 9:03 pm | Report abuse |
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