Obama says another short-term spending extension likely
March 11th, 2011
03:07 PM ET
3 years ago

Obama says another short-term spending extension likely

Washington (CNN) – President Barack Obama said Friday that another two-week extension of government funding to avert a shutdown was likely, but he called further short-term extensions "irresponsible."

Obama also reiterated his threat to veto a spending measure that makes deep cuts in non-military discretionary spending sought by House Republicans, saying that reducing money for Head Start teachers, Pell Grants and other education programs makes no sense.

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  1. California

    Obama, YOUR congress obviously FAILED to do their job last year thinking it would hurt your opposition to pass the budget. Are the demcorats truly and sadly pathetic that they can't even cut a budget?

    it's seems obvious that the demcoratic stradegy is to spend, spend and spend as much as they can.

    March 11, 2011 03:23 pm at 3:23 pm |
  2. bonrc

    Besides a strategy of spend, spend, spend, theirs also the 2012 election strategy of demonizing the GOP for any spending cuts that take place. But somebody needs the cojones to do what needs done.

    March 11, 2011 03:41 pm at 3:41 pm |
  3. Sniffit

    "But somebody needs the cojones to do what needs done."

    Indeed: RAISE TAXES ON THE RICH...THAT'S THE MOVE THAT NEEDS TO BE MADE AND WOULD TAKE THE FREEKIN BALLS OF AN ELEPHANT. Anything short of that is just waving an unimpressive and flaccid wang at the problem.

    March 11, 2011 03:54 pm at 3:54 pm |
  4. magicbeans

    "Irresponsible," really? The budget this naked emperor sent to congress was irresponsible. The stimulus and all the lies he told us about what it was going to do was irresponsible. Handing GM over to the UAW and breaking contract law to put the bond holders behind them not to mention shutting down all of those helathy dealerships for no positive effect was irresponsible. The drilling moritorium in the gulf when we need the jobs and the oil desperately is irresponsible. Does anyone even care what this idiot says anymore? I don't.

    March 11, 2011 03:56 pm at 3:56 pm |
  5. Frank

    How sad. Obama, Reed and Pelosi FAILED to do their jobs and pass a budget for 2011. Now the Republican House needs to pick of the ball and clean up this mess.

    Cut spending! When you think you have cut enough, CUT SOME MORE! Obama and the Dems had their chance to pass a budget for 2011. They failed. Now it is our turn and our agenda.

    March 11, 2011 03:58 pm at 3:58 pm |
  6. Annie, Atlanta

    California, where were you for the 2 years before that. Remember the "party of no?" The Republicans in the Senate blocked everything. There were over 400 bills that has passed the house that just went there and died. I'd take a closer look if I were you. Just sayin'

    March 11, 2011 04:15 pm at 4:15 pm |
  7. Annie, Atlanta

    Bonrc, just like demonizing public union workers who barely qualify as middle class (mostly because of second income spouses), blaming them for sinking these states' economies, when it was Wall Street that did it. Or how about billions in tax breaks for the rich, or not going after corporations who don't pay any taxes, or those who hide income in tropical locales instead of paying their fair share? But no, let's go after the poor and the elderly instead, and cut them to the bone. Who cares if they drop dead, right? Just as long as those rich people, who are richer than ever before in our history, keep on getting richer. This is sickening.

    March 11, 2011 04:18 pm at 4:18 pm |
  8. kat

    Spend, Spend, Spend, that's exactly right. That's all the Dems and the Pres. knows how to do. I hope and pray that we can take our country back in 2012 and start repairing the damage caused by BHO and his band of crooks.

    March 11, 2011 04:25 pm at 4:25 pm |