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The President’s 2013 Budget: The Politics, the Military, & Tax Increases

February 15, 2012

Copies of President Barack Obama's fiscal 2013 federal budget arrive at the House Budget Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington on Monday. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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In his 2013 budget proposal unveiled on Monday, President Obama called for hundreds of¬† billions of dollars in new spending to restore the economy through expansions in transportation and education programs,¬† significant cuts in military spending and small reductions in the area of Homeland Security and humanitarian aid, and an increase in taxes for the wealthiest Americans.¬† While the budget was met with criticism from Republican lawmakers, it does tell us what the President hopes to focus on should he be elected to a second term.¬† Joining us to talk about all this and more are CARRIE BUDOFF BROWN from Politico, MARK THOMPSON, TIME’s Washington deputy bureau chief and editor of its Battleland blog; and JOHN D. McKINNON of the Wall Street Journal.

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