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

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soundoff (61 Responses)
  1. Anonymous

    I'm with you Kevin. All I hear out of his mouth is spend, spend, spend, raise taxes, and then more spending. Who does he think is going to pay for all of this spending? Also, there are over 9,000 EARMARKS in his proposed budget! Who's watching over his spending? The spending machine of the democRATS!!! We're all screwed and the stupid people that voted for him don't even know it. The are like the rats and he's their pied piper!

    February 26, 2009 10:33 am at 10:33 am |
  2. Krista

    Yep, too bad it takes all this of money to fix W's screw ups!

    February 26, 2009 10:33 am at 10:33 am |
  3. Sam Sixpack

    All that talk about eliminating the pork and balancing the budget, yet the budget increases more than 20% and national debt soars another trillion dollars.

    Liar, liar pants on fire!

    February 26, 2009 10:34 am at 10:34 am |
  4. sam

    you are an idiot Kevin

    February 26, 2009 10:34 am at 10:34 am |
  5. JohnNC

    Obama promised, if elected, seniors making less than $50K would not have to pay taxes. Was that just a promise to get elected?

    February 26, 2009 10:35 am at 10:35 am |
  6. Concerned in MA

    Just like the people who bought homes they cannot afford and are now being foreclosed, the left "bought" this man his office. Unfortunately, it's going to be ALL of us who get forclosed when this man's bills come due.

    February 26, 2009 10:37 am at 10:37 am |
  7. Terry in Texas

    Kevin in Ohio....You're and IDIOT!!

    February 26, 2009 10:37 am at 10:37 am |
  8. karen-Phoenix

    Thank you President Obama!! You are putting the working American above special interest!!! Health Care is NUMBER ONE!! We get national health care and manufacturing will come back to this country and so will jobs, jobs and more jobs!!! GET US OFF FOREIGN OIL!!!
    Boone Pickens Plan is great!!! Support it!!!

    February 26, 2009 10:38 am at 10:38 am |
  9. Nik

    I find it laughable to witness staunch conservative critics twist themselves in contortion as they attempt to make arguments (albeit aged old arguments) to counter Obama's agenda. The tax and spend rhetoric doesn't work, big government rhetoric doesn't carry much weight with the majority of the population. However, the funniest by far is witnessing them conjury an argument about the President's intention to spend a lot of money all the while cutting the deficit. Yes, our President can have it both ways...spend money and save money...just like walking and chewing gum. Many wanna be leaders can not multi-task and if a label can not be placed on it, then it should be done. That's why they are all on the sidelines watching President Obama play and win the big game.

    February 26, 2009 10:41 am at 10:41 am |
  10. Daniel

    Kevin would quit a job that makes a quarter of a million just to avoid higher taxes. Must be nice to be rich everyone else below a quarter of a million is getting a tax cut. Kevin sounds like a smart guy to me he should run for congress to replace the Republican in his district. They need more smart people like him.

    February 26, 2009 10:41 am at 10:41 am |
  11. Deborah Black

    How riduculus you sound Kevin. Unless you make over $250,000 per year, you will get a tax break. He is not raising taxes, he is just letting the Bush tax breaks for the rich, expire. I supponse you thought spending the trillion dollar budget surplus that President Clinton left President Bush; was spent appropriately by giving it all to the wealthy and to big business. The biggest redistribution of wealth that has ever occured in this country. Sure, all that money was used for creating jobs and trickled down to the rest of us, thats why we are in such great shape today. Get a life.

    February 26, 2009 10:43 am at 10:43 am |
  12. miriam

    The rich are so selfish. What is wrong with socialism ? Why do they only want capitalism dont they see capitalism just makes the rich richer and the poor poorer.

    February 26, 2009 10:43 am at 10:43 am |
  13. Deborah

    Have you mailed a Tea Bag to the White House yet?

    It is all Patriots can do to express the Shock and Awe we are witnessing as our ounce Great Nation is issued its final Death null

    February 26, 2009 10:44 am at 10:44 am |
  14. miriam

    Obama and his team are doing a good job. Keep it up OBAMA !! And keep more czars to watch over these top seats. They dont want czars because they want to play with the books and show they used up all the bailout money.

    February 26, 2009 10:46 am at 10:46 am |
  15. Jay

    Kevin becarefyl of what you wish for because hey you may lose your job instead of quitting.

    February 26, 2009 10:48 am at 10:48 am |
  16. Kim, Charlotte, NC

    Kevin in Ohio...Go ahead and quit your job, because there are thousands more to take your place!

    In the mean time...find a shelter to volunteer your services!

    February 26, 2009 10:48 am at 10:48 am |
  17. karen-Phoenix

    Taxes will increase ONLY if you make more, MORE than a quarter million dollars a year!!! AND they will be the same as they were in the 90's and people did very, very well!!! We will NEVER get our manufacturing base back if we do not have National Health Care to compeat with other countries that ALL do have health care!!!

    February 26, 2009 10:49 am at 10:49 am |
  18. america first

    with the trillions of dollar debt that bush and the republicans left us with, someone had to take charge, we have a fantastic President who is for every American, it will take time, but America will prevail.

    February 26, 2009 10:51 am at 10:51 am |
  19. Matthew in Oregon

    You're quitting your job so that you don't have to pay taxes? Spoiled brat. Give something back if you love this country.

    I hope the budget is as ambitious as his speech.

    February 26, 2009 10:51 am at 10:51 am |
  20. Independent_me

    Kevin – where were you when Bush was squandering the surplus?
    You're an ignoramus like all of your other Repug clones!

    Democrats balance budgets. Repugs destroy surpluses. Its a historical fact.

    February 26, 2009 10:53 am at 10:53 am |
  21. Melissa

    Go Obama. This is whats been needed all along.

    And to you selfish chickens, grow up. The world isn't just about YOU.

    February 26, 2009 10:54 am at 10:54 am |
  22. Jon

    You can always move and work outside the United States so you know how much more taxes the other countries will take away. Or not work and live in the woods like the unabomber.

    February 26, 2009 10:59 am at 10:59 am |
  23. markens

    you, people don't know what you want. the wealthy people for the last 8 years made billions of dollars due to taxes cuts. you, the poor, pay more than them to cover the budget. that's the reason why some of the rich people robbed us.

    February 26, 2009 10:59 am at 10:59 am |
  24. Mari

    @ KEVIN IN OHIO....... SO you are going to QUIT your job to avoid paying higher taxes! DO YOU MAKE ............MORE.... THAN ....$250,000????? How idiotic!

    Obama will allow that "Bush Tax Cuts" to EXPIRE in 2010! I DOUBT, very much that you are in the ............ top ONE PER CENT OF WAGE EARNERS!

    My husband & I, will have our taxes raised, which is fine we live by the Gospel VALUE of "TO WHOM MUCH IS GIVEN, MUCH IS ASKED."

    IT VERY INTERESTING THAT YOU, "KEVIN IN OHIO" WERE NOT COMPLAINING WHILE BUSH WAS ...... DOUBLING .... OUR NATIONAL DEBT.

    WHILE BUSH WAS CREATING A BUDGET ....DEFICIT OF ONE ....TRILLION!

    WHILE BUSH WAS......HIDING........ TO ACTUAL COST OF THE IRAQ WAR!

    February 26, 2009 11:01 am at 11:01 am |
  25. LuckyLeo

    Kevin –

    How selfishly un-American of you to say that...

    All you repubs cry about a new direction saying that all these libs are lazy and want to live off the government...but then you make comments like this proving your hypocrisy and spite, with hopes to facilitate a negative outcome by (purposefully) adding strain to the system, just to make a point.

    It makes me sad to know there are people like you out there.

    February 26, 2009 11:02 am at 11:02 am |
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