11.13.2009

Obama wants domestic spending cuts in next budget

Obama wants domestic spending cuts in next budget

" WASHINGTON — The Obama administration, mindful of public anxiety over the government's mushrooming debt, is shifting emphasis from big-spending policies to deficit reduction. Domestic agencies have been told to brace for a spending freeze or cuts of up to 5 percent as part of a midterm election-year push to rein in record budget shortfalls."


to be contrasted with...

Obama's Afghan Plan: About 40K More Troops

" The president still has more meetings scheduled on Afghanistan, but informed sources tell CBS News he intends to give Gen. Stanley McChrystal most, if not all, the additional troops he is asking for."

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