budget 2014

US President Barack Obama speaks on the budget in Rose Garden of the White House on April 10, 2013 in Washington, DC. At right is Office of Management and Budget Acting Director Jeffrey Zients. Obama's budget plan for 2014 is in many ways an academic exercise, given that it has no chance of being fully enacted in stalemated Washington, as Republicans and Democrats on Capitol Hill have already passed rival budgets.

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US President Barack Obama reveals the budget in the Rose Garden of the White House on April 10 2013 in Washington DC. To his right is Office of Management and Budget Acting Director Jeffrey Zients. Mr Obama’s budget plan for 2014 is in many ways an academic exercise, given that it has no chance of being fully enacted in Washington as Republicans and Democrats on Capitol Hill have already passed rival budgets.