Two Visions for a Federal Budget and Gadhafi's Future

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Monday, April 18, 2011

House Budget Committee Chair Paul Ryan (R-WI) unveiling his 2012 budget proposal last week. (Getty)

David Sanger, chief Washington correspondent for The New York Times, joins Kerry Nolan to discuss the debate over how to reduce the federal deficit.

Now that this year's budget has been settled, attention is shifting to the budget blueprint to cut future spending. The House released their version last week, with $6.2 trillion in proposed cuts over the next decade. President Obama has his own plan. Sanger explains the differences between these two plans and weighs in on the government's debt limit. He also says that the United States is searching for a country that would shelter Moammar Gadhafi if he were to step down or be forced from power.


Hosted by:

Kerry Nolan

Produced by:

Daniel P. Tucker


David Sanger

Comments [2]

Michael Meltzer

The news about allied progress against Gadhafi's tenure gives rise to media terminology that some find confusing. In the interest of clarification:
-when foreign nationals are used by Gadhafi to bolster his fighting forces, they are called, "mercenaries;"
-when foreign nationals aid and bolster the fighting forces of the rebels we support, they are called, "advisors."
I hope that is helpful.

Apr. 21 2011 06:09 PM
MusicFan from NJ

Everyone knows the Ryan budget - which eradicates Medicare in particular - will never become law, but since all but only 3 or 4 House Republicans voted for the budget, any Senior who thought their Republican Rep was out to protect THEIR well being should plan to depose every one of them before they really DO have the chance to get rid of their hated program - which is all this was ever about.

Apr. 19 2011 08:24 AM

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