President Barack Obama said he offered congressional Republicans a “fair deal” during budget talks and accused them of “posturing” in negotiations.
“I have gone at least half way” and Republicans need to “take the deal” he’s offered, the president said Wednesday at the White House in Washington. “I’d like to get it done before Christmas.”
I’d like to get it done before Christmas
Britain's government unveils its annual budget Wednesday, expected to focus on nurturing economic growth in the face of deep spending cuts and tax hikes aimed at slashing the nation's huge deficit.Finance minister George Osborne unveils his 2011/2012 tax and spend plans amid fears that his drastic belt-tightening measures could tip Britain back into recession.Prime Minister David Cameron's Conservative-Liberal Democrat coalition, which rose to power in May 2010, has sought to slash a record public deficit that it inherited from the previous Labour administration.
OTTAWA — From the CBC and museums, to defence and foreign affairs, the federal government’s spending plan for the coming year offers a glimpse of where the Conservatives plan to focus their efforts.
The 2015-16 Main Estimates demonstrate the government is “committed to responsible government spending and a return to balanced budgets in 2015,” Treasury Board President Tony Clement said in a written statement.
EDMONTON — It’s budget day in Alberta, and Premier Alison Redford says that while lean times are ahead, there won’t be any tax hikes.
Redford says falling oil prices mean that the level of spending won’t even match the four per cent needed to keep pace with inflation and population growth.
She says the budget also sets a new tone on how the government views finances.
She says recent budgets have been shortsighted, focusing on deficits and surpluses, red ink and black ink, rather than taking a longer view of building a province.
WASHINGTON -- Military services have outlined a series of spending cuts that will reduce planned raises for military personnel, curtail aircraft maintenance, delay new equipment for soldiers and the movements of aircraft carriers around the globe, documents obtained by USA TODAY show.
WASHINGTON wonks are focused today on the release of the Obama administration's budget proposals for the 2013 fiscal year. We will have in depth coverage following the White House budget briefing. For now, a few things stand out. First, the president's proposals generate a federal deficit of $900 billion in fiscal 2013. If it verified, that would be America's first deficit of less than $1 trillion since the 2008 fiscal year.