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Obama sets out US Buget plans

Barack Obama, the US president, has submitted a 2013 budget on Monday and said the new proposal, including tax hikes on the rich and jobs programmes, would expand economic growth in the country. Obama said his $3.8tn budget would create jobs, change an economic system tilted towards the wealthy and make long-term cuts to deficits now set to top $1tn four years in a row. But the blueprint immediately sunk into the mire of Washington politics, with Republicans branding it an "insult" to taxpayers, a mere "campaign document" and an example of an America "drowning in debt". Al Jazeera's Alan Fisher reports from Washington.

Posted by Alan Fisher on February 14, 2012 at 8:45 AM 3847 Views

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Reply Russell La Claire
7:50 AM on February 15, 2012 
Unfortunately, this has become the new reality. Until we all decide on civil discourse, this will be our lot. There are some, notably the Coffee Party, working on this, but I think it will be a long slog.