4 ways Obama fudged the budget

04/11/2013 | Politico (Washington, D.C.)

President Barack Obama announced his budget on Wednesday with the declaration that “there’s not a lot of smoke and mirrors in here” -- but, in fact, Obama, like his predecessors, used several time-worn tricks to balance the books. Among the gimmicks in this year's budget: an utter refusal to acknowledge the "sequester" spending cuts; the inclusion of cuts that Congress is unlikely to approve; and an extremely rosy portrayal of America's economic prospects.

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