February 26th, 2009
11:26 AM ET
12 years ago

Read Obama's budget

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/images/02/26/art.budget.gi.jpg caption="Obama's budget has been released."](CNN) - Want to know exactly what's in President Obama's budget?  Read the 140 page outline line by line for yourself.

The president's budget [PDF]

Related: Obama submits budget blueprint

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soundoff (67 Responses)
  1. gary

    Wish we could stop spending money we don't have....this is not issue unique to Obama, both Republicans and Democrats want to spend our children's and grandchildren's money rather than face our real economic problems. You can tell Eric Holder that where Americans are truly cowards is in terms of our willingness to live within our means. Obama, Pelosi and Reid are accelerating the madness and will financiall cripple our economy worse than Bush did and worse than any president in our history! While I didn't vote for Obama, I was hoping that his presidency would bring positive change and instead he has demonstrated a willingness to allow more of the same, earmarks and pork spending that threatens our country's future. I am convince we need a third party. We need to get rid of Pelosi and Reid and then impeach Obama – – as a matter of our nation's survival.

    February 26, 2009 12:28 pm at 12:28 pm |
  2. Conservative, FL

    Anyone can put forth a balanced budget on paper, especially when projecting out until 2013. The reality is that unless you cut spending dramatically and or raise taxes dramatically the US budget will not be balanced. The deficit will not be cut in half by the end of Obama's first term as he promises, except in his dreams. He has already increased spending significantly and is cutting taxes. He is trying to have it both ways and it won't work.

    February 26, 2009 12:30 pm at 12:30 pm |
  3. Blame the REPUBLICANS!!!

    @Kevin in Ohio February 26th, 2009 12:05 pm ET
    Kevin do yur or the Repubs have any thing to offer besides negative Lip Service,,,,SHUT THE H_LL UP!!!!

    February 26, 2009 12:30 pm at 12:30 pm |
  4. Chris

    For all of the President's rhetoric about cutting out needless spending in the budget, there are only a few departments that actually will see a decrease in budgetary allowance. Figure 12 shows the surplus/deficit trend of the last 30 years indicates that the deficit will nearly double in 2009. Granted, this is a result of the previous administration's spending, but the 2010 budget could potentially be higher.

    February 26, 2009 12:33 pm at 12:33 pm |
  5. Sam

    How come every time a conservative or Republican expresses any dissaproval of the Obama administration it's qualified as "spewing hate"? How come all of the sudden anyone that doesn't support him has to "show respect" or "shut it"? Yeah, that makes a lot of sense. Can't have or share an opinion if it doesn't praise President Obama! Where was this level of respect or silence during the past 8 years? Oh yeah... it didn't exist.

    February 26, 2009 12:40 pm at 12:40 pm |
  6. Jeff

    Yeah Kevin! You got it bud! If only the Conservatives had won! Then we could see some restraint when it comes to spending just like the last eight years that the Conservatives were in charge!.......wait a minute......didn't the last eight years under Conservative leadership take us from a budget surplus(under Liberal leadership) to that largest deficit we have ever had.......
    I think its fascinating how Conservatives cling to the idea that they are fiscally responsible and the Dems are the wasteful spenders. I think the last eight years showed everyone a little something about what you guys are really all about....

    February 26, 2009 12:44 pm at 12:44 pm |
  7. dan

    hateYT – Do you also hate those socialists that plow the snow off the streets? or those socialists who educate our children in the PUBLIC education system? How about the people who save your butt if your house is on fire? I guess you would also rather protect yourself from terrorist instead of relying on our socialist military? Get the point? Gov't has to do what we can't or what would be too difficult for us to do individually.

    Beyond that nitwit... i liked the section that calls for congress to create a set of rules to require us to get back to a 'pay as you go' style of budgeting.

    February 26, 2009 12:48 pm at 12:48 pm |
  8. Kish from Britain

    to hateYT, the only place I hope you find peace with yourself is in HELL and at Kevin in Ohio, why dont you try been positive about yourself
    To the rest of the positive minded people in America, keep the faith burning and flag flying high
    We depend on the decisions you make......the world is watching

    February 26, 2009 12:49 pm at 12:49 pm |
  9. Hispanic in Dallas, TX

    Yes, just more of the same Ole Washington/Dem mantra...spend, spend more and spend somebody else's money! This is a blue print to continue to fleece the American taxpayer!

    February 26, 2009 12:49 pm at 12:49 pm |
  10. BW

    Patrick – Indianapolis & Paul, Riverside CA

    I just read these comments...including Kevin's. Where, exactly, in his comment, is there hate? Kevin stated a fact/opinion. He didn't slam Obama, or even you liberals who continually find fault in anyone asking questions or commenting about Obama.

    I'm non-partisan...but I tell you what, by reading some of these comments and the constant attempts to censor anyone who disagrees with Obama's policies...90% of the hate seems to be coming from the liberal Democrats who post here. Of course you don't like hearing that, but take some time to look objectively ...and you logically can't argue with what you/I can read here.

    February 26, 2009 12:51 pm at 12:51 pm |
  11. Stop the insanity

    Do any of you liberals even question what your mesiah is doing? Do you realize he is mortgaging away your future, your children's future and your grandchildren's future. Ask yourself a question, who is going to pay for all of this? You can count on huge inflation and sky high interest rates in the next 10 years. Hope you enjoy the mess you think this country so desperately needs.

    February 26, 2009 12:52 pm at 12:52 pm |
  12. eric in texas


    That is what China, Russia and North Korea all said too.

    Welcome to socialism at work.

    February 26, 2009 12:53 pm at 12:53 pm |
  13. Little too late????

    GM goes through and pi$$es away $2 billion/month. Banks do the same with $15 billion. DemacRATS hammer the CEOs on their bonuses, jet use and over-the-top lifestyles. What is good for the goose should be good for the gander, too!

    Take away the bennies for the politicans...especially the high-year, never ending, perpetual types. For those who do not get Secret Service protection, MAKE them fly on commercial airliners vs. Gov jets. LIMIT the trips, LIMIT the 'bonuses' they get. Cut the staffs...the President was elected, but the 'first lady' is still a wife, not a queen/princess married to 'the king'. Why does she deserve a staff???

    And, put in a provision...members of the house, senate and exec branch receive a salary of $1. NEARLY all of them are independantly wealthy...afford own jets, multi mega-homes. THEY ARE PUBLIC SERVANTS...WHEN DOES $$$$ COME INTO SERVICE?????

    THIS is change we need...!!!

    February 26, 2009 12:53 pm at 12:53 pm |
  14. Viv, Utah

    I am sure Patrick is in favor of the fairness doctrine, he certainly doesn't like conflicting opinion

    February 26, 2009 12:53 pm at 12:53 pm |
  15. Big Ed

    Kevin and hate vt,

    We are fortunate that many brave Americans who have for and died for our Freedom of Speech and other rights.

    While you are well within your rights to voice your opinion, you dishonor them when you use ignorance when you speak.

    I suggest you use intellegence, facts and common sense before you spout off wrecklessly about something you have little to no idea about what you are talking about

    February 26, 2009 12:54 pm at 12:54 pm |
  16. Shawn-Tx

    That's pretty amazing. I wonder if the document always looks so professional.

    February 26, 2009 12:54 pm at 12:54 pm |
  17. Obama Victim

    Kevin.................keep rollin'.................with you a 1000%....

    Obummer will bring us all down

    February 26, 2009 01:02 pm at 1:02 pm |
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