by Todd Beeton, Sun Mar 22, 2009 at 05:46:39 PM EDT
AP is up to its old tricks. Here's their latest headline on President Obama's budget:
GOP predicts doomsday if Obama budget passed
While predictably using the sky is falling point of view of the Republicans in the headline, the article documents the they said/they said back and forth between Republicans and the administration on the feasibility and effectiveness of President Obama's budget.
Congressional Republicans on Sunday predicted a doomsday scenario of crushing debt and eventual federal bankruptcy if President Barack Obama's massive spending blueprint wins passage.
But a White House adviser dismissed the negative assessments, saying she is "incredibly confident" that the president's policies will "do the job" for the economy.
In the end, as Joe Biden's economic advisor, Jared Bernstein said on Meet The Press today, the administration is open to working with congress but they've clearly laid out the minimum they'll accept in any budget presented to the president for signature.
Vice President Joe Biden's economic adviser said the administration was open to negotiate with lawmakers. "We don't expect these folks to sign on the dotted line," Jared Bernstein said.
However, he added, "What we do expect and what we are going to stand very firm on, because this president, this vice president have made this clear, that there are these priorities that brought them to the dance here: energy reform, health care reform, education, all done in the context of a budget that cuts the deficit in half over our first term."
The president is on 60 Minutes tonight to further make the case for his budget. It's on out west in a few minutes. Did you see it earlier tonight? Are you watching it? What do you think?