Obama's Budget Falls Short of Deficit Panel Recommendations

Republicans charge that the White House proposals don't go far enough.

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However, top congressional Republicans remain unimpressed, and the White House's proposal will likely change drastically in the hands of a Republican-controlled House. Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan, Chair of the House Budget Committee, said that the proposed budget does not go far enough toward cutting spending. "It would be better doing nothing than if we were to actually pass this budget," said Ryan. He added, "I really thought, given that the President created a fiscal commission, that we would see an advancement." When the Republicans release their proposed budget this spring, it will almost certainly be smaller than the President's. The real battle then will be over which is better for the country.

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