The Budget Battles on Which His Reelection Depends

Tomasky, Michael
May 2011
New York Review of Books;5/26/2011, Vol. 58 Issue 9, p12
The article focuses on the plan of U.S. President Barack Obama to cut spending in the 2011 federal budget. It mentions Obama's announcement, on April 13, 2011, of his scheme to reduce four trillion dollars in spending over 12 years. According to the estimates of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), the budget deficit of 2011 would be 1.65 trillion dollars. It states that the deficit is due to tax cuts by former president George W. Bush, and discusses Obama's prospects of reelections.


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