Obama sends Congress record $4.1T budget plan

by FoxNews.com  |  published on February 10, 2016

It didn’t take Republicans long to respond to President Obama’s record $4.1 trillion budget proposal – labeling it “a progressive manual for growing the federal government at the expense of hardworking Americans,” as House Speaker Paul Ryan put it.

The fiscal 2017 budget plan, Obama’s eighth and final spending blueprint, is being met with a dead-on-arrival mentality on Capitol Hill after it was released late Tuesday morning.

As the president proposes a raft of new taxes, though, he’s also looking to drive the debate on cybersecurity and other big issues. One of the largest items is a request for $19 billion to combat cyber threats, an increase of $5 billion from last time.

Cybersecurity funding is an issue that has won bipartisan support from lawmakers in the past, and the appeal for funds comes amid mounting threats from China, Russia and beyond. After meeting with his national security team and cybersecurity advisers, Obama told reporters one of the biggest gaps between the government and private sector is information technology “and it makes everyone’s security vulnerable.”

But Republicans described the overall plan as a bid to grow government even bigger. In all, Obama’s budget would increase taxes by $2.6 trillion over the coming decade, nearly double the $1.4 trillion in new taxes Obama sought and failed to achieve in last year’s budget.

  • lori

    If they want to save their asses they better do the right thing and start standing up for what there job is all about and that is working for the american people and to keep o on a leash.

  • lori

    He’s a down right maniac. They hadn’t better give him one more smell of our money. If anything they should be walking him out.

  • FAITH47

    PAUL RYAN, WHY ARE YOU SO SCARED WITH THIS MUSLIM PRESIDENT? HE IS BULLYING YOU, FIGHT BACK AND STAND FOR YOUR RIGHT. OBAMA IS EVIL, YOU KNOW EVIL NEVER WINS. IF YOU BELIEVE IN GOD.

  • pete G

    We wouldn’t have any kinds of threats if this halfwit hadn’t pissed off every country on the planet and jacked up the Muslims to want to kill everyone, He creates a problem then asked for trillions of dollars to solve it. You don’t need to worry about the environment the sooner you leave the better everyone will breathe.

  • mike

    If they cave into him again they should all be given pay cuts instead of taking it out on us tax payers.

    • BC

      they shuld all be $hitcanned!

      • mike

        You are correct, But they should also give back all of the money they stole from us

  • KATIE

    And the $1.8 Billion requested for Zika virus? FORGET IT ! The solution is for local governments to spray more…duh. Not another FEDERAL program.

    • reggie

      He still owes favors. Watch, he’ll appoint a Zita Czar.

  • KATIE

    D.O.A.

  • Rick

    Ryan and the republican leadership are all talk they are useless and won’t do anything.They are all career political wimps and need to be voted out of office! It’s Goverment by them for them! Not for the people by the people! We need term limits ask you reps if they would vote or support Term limit legislation ? And you’ll see I’m right. They are all bought and paid for! Go Trump!

  • jack

    OBAMA IS OUT OF CONTROL ,CAUSE HE KNOWS THIS IS HIS LAST YR IN OFFICE

    • Camelot4me

      You are correct. He has nothing to lose, or so he thinks.

      • reggie

        And the rinocraps will kick and scream and pass it anyway, just like they did on Dec 18.

        • podunk1

          Just like the RINOS betrayed Constitution and country “for Christmas”!

          • reggie

            We are under a 1 party system, the king, the royalty and the peasants, aka indentured servants. The Constitution exists only as a historical piece of paper. We are ruled by decree. King says, royalty cheers, our indenture is increased. I don’t particularly like Trump, but will vote for him in a nano second. If for no other reason than he’ll work on the immigrant issue so we don’t end up like Germany, Sweden, France, and other EU countries.

          • podunk1

            Can’t argue with that… except citizens MUST start filing insurrection & rebellion charges against congressional leaders & their congresspersons whenever they are advocating against or rebelling against the Constitution, including civil punitive damages when they vote or take actions against it. The cost is nominal & if news gets on to it, life will change for them. Call them what they are – traitors!

          • reggie

            Problem is that the news is part of the problem. Only 6-7 organizations basically own the world’s news, and won’t print what the elites don’t want printed. Add to that, part of the 2013 NDAA includes the Smith-Throneberry amendment. It repealed the Smith-Mundt Act. A Smith gave us protection from governmental propaganda and another Smith took it away.

    • BC

      he bn outta control frm day 1!

    • pete G

      The CS never mentioned guns or trillions of dollars his first 7 years in office and now he wants to make the debt so big no one can fix it and then take our guns and turn those crazy bastards from the middle east loose on us. You should have impeached him 3 years ago.

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