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Obama's 2014 Budget Proposal


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President Barack Obama speaks at the White House on February 5, 2013. President Obama urged the Congress to take action to avoid sequester cuts with a short-term budget fix.
Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images
President Barack Obama speaks at the White House on February 5, 2013. President Obama urged the Congress to take action to avoid sequester cuts with a short-term budget fix.

This week President Obama is set to release his 2014 budget, proposing sweeping cuts to Social Security and Medicare, and fewer tax hikes. The new budget will reportedly include parts of the compromise offer that Obama made to House Speaker John Boehner in December. We talk about what's in the proposed budget, which is already getting a negative reception from Congressional Republicans, as well as from some liberals. We'll also discuss how the budget relates to the across-the-board cuts known as "the sequester."

Host: Michael Krasny

Guests:

  • Kevin G. Hall, national economics correspondent, McClatchy Newspapers
  • Michael Shear, White House correspondent for the The New York Times

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