Bankrupting America, a project of Public Notice, today released a new video featuring testimonials from residents of Hampton Roads and Newport News, Va., about their concerns for the economy, the looming sequester spending cuts and what they hope to hear from President Obama during his visit.
According to Pew/USA Today, 51% of adults think the most important thing for policymakers to get done this year is a plan to reduce the budget deficit. 17% said gun legislation and 15% said immigration legislation.
“Is President Obama overplaying sequestration hand?” Carrie Budoff Brown and Jake Sherman write in POLITICO, “President Barack Obama’s greatest adversary in the latest budget battle isn’t the Republican leadership in Congress — it’s his confidence in his own ability to force a win.
It seems that Simpson and Bowles have moved in the Republicans’ direction big time. Their plan emphasizes the pressing need to contain the debt and makes it clear that spending cuts are necessary to do so
"Obama pushes $50 billion stimulus plan as automatic budget cuts loom" The Washington Examiner reports, "The White House on Wednesday pushed for tens of billions of dollars in stimulus funding for decaying roads and bridges, a request dismissed by Republicans as not serious amid the broader debate over spending cuts in Washington
"Simpson: Obama Headed For 'Failed Presidency' Without Entitlement Reforms"The U.S. News and World Report writes, "President Barack Obama's presidential legacy hinges on whether he can significantly reform entitlement spending, says former Republican Sen. Alan Simpson of Wyoming, Obama will have a 'failed presidency' if he doesn't take on his own party when it comes to Social Security and Medicare reform.