“This budget is a nervous breakdown on paper,” said Cleaver during an interview on CNN’s “Starting Point” Monday morning. “We’re still in a recession, we’re still struggling. Unemployment is still too high,” he said. – The Hill
Pres. Obama is also campaigning for the payroll tax cut to be extended, as you’ll see in the video.
As for the budget, Republican austerity star had a different take, of course:
House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) accused the White House on Sunday of “failing … to articulate how their upcoming budget would lift the crushing burden of debt and tackle our nationâ€™s most pressing challenges.”
…and the beat goes on.
UPDATE 3: Obama’s chief of staff Jack Lew misspeaks on Senate numbers to pass budget.
UPDATE 2: Reuters covers the $800 million for the Arab Spring.
UPDATE: Obama’s budget remarks have been added above. Politico has a rundown, which includes “an additional $593 million proposal to do away with tax deductions for conservation easements on golf courses.”