WASHINGTON (AP) - Some of the details of President Barack
Obama's budget, including proposed program cuts, emerge today as he
sends them to Congress.
The president's new budget document lists $17 billion in cuts
across 121 different programs. Pentagon spending takes about half
the hit, while domestic programs take the rest.
And officials say most of the programs on the block simply no
longer work. They include an older navigation system made obsolete
by GPS to the Even Start program for pre-schoolers better served by
Early Head Start.
But Congress may not like many of the cuts, and the total's
still a tiny fraction of a budget deficit that could top $1.5
And House GOP leader John Boehner says while Republicans
appreciate the effort, they "respectfully suggest" the
administration needs to do far more.