12:36am

Tue April 16, 2013
Economy/Labor/Biz

Today on Your Call: What's in President Obama’s proposed 2014 budget?


On today’s Your Call, we’ll continue our Agenda for a New Economy series by talking about President Obama’s $3.8 Trillion dollar spending budget. It includes cuts to Medicare and a change to the cost of living formula that determines Social Security benefits? A.F.L.-C.I.O. president Richard Trumka called the proposed changes “wrong and indefensible.” How much money is set aside for the military? What about revenue and tax loopholes? What changes would you make to the federal budget? It’s Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.

Guests:

Mattea Kramer, senior research analyst at the National Priorities Project

Andrew Fieldhouse, federal budget policy analyst at the Economic Policy Institute

Web Resources:

National Priorities Project: Top 5 Things to Know About President Obama's 2014 Budget

EPI: The ‘Back to Work’ budget

EPI: The Obama budget’s misguidedly lower revenue target

NY Times: Obama’s Budget Revives Benefits as Divisive Issue

Washington Post: Wonkbook: Everything you need to know about the Obama budget

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