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Obama proposes $3.99 trillion budget, draws scorn from Republicans

WASHINGTON, Feb 2 (Reuters) – President Barack Obama on
Monday proposed a $3.99 trillion budget that drew scorn from
Republicans and set up battles over tax reform, infrastructure
spending, and the quest to prove which party best represents the
middle class.

In his fiscal year 2016 budget blueprint, a political
document that must be approved by Congress to take effect, Obama
proposed a series of programs to help middle-income Americans
that he would pay for with higher taxes on corporations and
wealthy individuals.

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      "Jeff Mason covers the White House for Reuters. He was the lead correspondent for President Barack Obama's 2012 campaign and has been posted in Washington since 2008, when he covered the historic race between Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain, traveling with all three candidates. Jeff has also been posted in Frankfurt, Germany, where he covered the airline industry and Brussels, Belgium, where he covered climate change and the European Union. He has appeared on MSNBC, CNN, BBC, and NPR. Jeff is a graduate of Northwestern University and a former Fulbright scholar."
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