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By Prospect   February 2011

UNITED STATES

Budget wars and Rahm’s race

President Obama should submit his 2012 budget to Congress by mid-February. But with the House of Representatives now under Republican control, and looking for deep spending cuts and for ways to undermine him, this budget battle could be a real game of brinkmanship. The original deadline was 7th February, but wrangling over the confirmation of the new budget director Jacob Lew (see p7) pushed it back. Obama has promised cuts that will embody the “shared sacrifice” he says is needed to tame the $1.3 trillion deficit, but they won’t be enough to…

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