February 26th, 2009
10:00 AM ET
6 years ago

HAPPENING NOW: Obama introduces budget

Obama is introducing his budget.
Obama is introducing his budget.

(CNN) – President Obama is introducing his budget proposal at the White House.

Watch the event on CNN.com/live

Related: Obama seeks $200 billion for war spending


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soundoff (61 Responses)
  1. van

    kevin in ohio, what is your problem? It is people like you with so much negativity that will keep this country from coming together. We all are scared and you are not the only one who has concerns about the future but sitting around day after day complaining with no solutions is going to get us nowhere. So grow up kevin and stop with the daily negativity. Do you actually think poverty and homelessness cares what political party your with? When this country was slipping into this crisis, I don't remember anyone being asked if they were dems or repubs. Get over the fact that who you voted for obviously did not win. I for one had to eat the fact that Bush ran this country for 8 years. I hated it but accepted it and I really wnated him to succeed not because I supported him but because we as Americans would suffer if he did not. Now it is your turn to decide are you an American first or republican (republicans do put country first right?).

    February 26, 2009 11:02 am at 11:02 am |
  2. Independant Vet

    FIRST I ALWAYS THOUGHT , A LEADER SETS A N IDEA WHAT OTHERS SHOULD DO IN TIME OF CRICES..

    WHY DOES HE NOT STOP THE $5,760,000 , THAT MADAM PELOSI COST THE TAX PAYERS ANUALLY TO FLY BACK AN FORTH TO CALIF. @ ONE WAY IS $60,000 . SHE WILL NOT FLY IN A SMALLER PLANE. FOR IT CRAMPS HER LIFE STYLE.

    I WOULD SAY, TAKE A GREYHOUND. OR START PUMPING A BIKE.

    WHY HE WORSE THAN KID IN TOY R US. GOT TO HAVE EVERYTHING. OR SPEND SPEND ,

    AN TO THINK OF IT , WE ARE IN A DOWN HILL FULL THROTTLE . AN NO EXPERIENCE AT THE CONTROLS.

    February 26, 2009 11:02 am at 11:02 am |
  3. Trevor in Virginia

    @Kevin : Why don't you just kill yourself while you're at it? What is the point of having a brain if you're not going to use it?

    February 26, 2009 11:03 am at 11:03 am |
  4. Steve (the real one)

    I imagine the introduction went something like this:

    US tax payers meet nightmare, nightmare meet the US taxpayers.

    February 26, 2009 11:04 am at 11:04 am |
  5. REALIST

    To Kevin in Ohio
    Have you ever seen a budget without a spending? You need to go back and check your Icon bush budget for his desasterous management of your money. This demonstrate how empty brain are those following the republican party this days? Your party stock in your head that spending is bad bla bla bla, claim fiscal responsibility while giving your money to rich greedy folks in tax break and loopholes and go behind you and wasted billions in Irak and vreate a HUGE mess.
    I suggest you are making more than 250k and Fell free to quit your Job and oh by the way Obama just extended unemployement benefit and there is money in the stimuluss for the unemployed.
    Wow to sum all this a little education will open your eyes and by the way the new stimulus has money for education and it's time to take advantage of that and stop listening to rush limbaugh or Hannity or you will damage more your brain.

    February 26, 2009 11:06 am at 11:06 am |
  6. Lynn

    Go ahead and quit Kevin; there are alot of unemployed people who would gladly take your job...

    February 26, 2009 11:10 am at 11:10 am |
  7. Obambi

    Agree, Kevin–it is discouraging to work hard and pay your taxes only to have a tax and spend guy get voted in to take it all away and give it to people who do not care to work–and ther are more of them than there are of us–stay positive and hope we can get them out next 2 and 4 years. That is, if America is not ruined already. This man just will not stop spending–train to disaster...............

    February 26, 2009 11:10 am at 11:10 am |
  8. Obambi

    Agree, Kevin–it is discouraging to work hard and pay your taxes only to have a tax and spend guy get voted in to take it all away and give it to people who do not care to work–and ther are more of them than there are of us–stay positive and hope we can get them out next 2 and 4 years. That is, if America is not ruined already. This man just will not stop spending–train to disaster...............

    February 26, 2009 11:11 am at 11:11 am |
  9. Chad

    @Kevin

    If your taxes are going up, you must be making over $250k. So you'd rather take home $0 than slightly less than you do now? I somehow doubt that, so spare us the histrionics.

    February 26, 2009 11:15 am at 11:15 am |
  10. janey

    Kevin, there are lots of us like you out here–trouble is, there seems to be more of THEM. When WE quit making money–there will be no one to pay for THEM. Good luck, Obama supporters–have fun watching him run around on AirForce one while you are eating hotdogs or dog food.

    February 26, 2009 11:15 am at 11:15 am |
  11. Ron concord ca.

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    Just a few words on the what should be diclosed in the budget,
    Everything but details about military spending, and funding concerning national security and international concerns,

    Any other funding for the budget should be transparent, their are some things that we as citizens don"t need to know and also the world and that encludes even Cnn!
    have a great news day

    February 26, 2009 11:19 am at 11:19 am |
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