President Obama's 2014 Budget Proposal

President Obama's 2014 Budget Proposal

President Barack Obama's 2014 budget includes a plan to slow the growth of Social Security and other federal benefits. Join us to discuss the details of the proposal and prospects for compromise with Congress.

Later today President Obama will announce the details of his spending plan for 2014. The President’s plan will include cuts to the growth of Social Security, a 28 percent cap on tax deductions for wealthy Americans and an increased tobacco tax. President Obama’s plan has already been criticized by some in his own party. They say he’s made too many concessions on the spending side, but supporters claim his plan reflects a willingness to compromise, a move they hope Republicans will reciprocate. Please join us to discuss the 2014 federal budget.


Nancy Cook

reporter, National Journal.

Kevin Hassett

director of economic policy studies, American Enterprise Institute.

Dean Baker

co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research, blogger at "Beat the Press" and author of "The End of Loser Liberalism: Making Markets Progressive."

Robert Greenstein

founder and executive director, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.

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