Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Budget Brothers

Either the media is distorting the "budget battle" or things aren't as bad as reported. Peter Orszag, who presents a colorful view of how the budget is shaping up, certainly doesn't seem nervous:
Swamp: "We are very pleased that the House and Senate budget committees are taking up resolutions that are fully in line with the president's key priorities for the budget,'' Peter Orszag, director of the president's Office of Management and Budget, said today.

"They are 98 percent the same as the budget proposal the president sent up in February,'' Orszag said in a conference call with reporters this morning. "The resolutions may not be identical twins to what the president submitted, but they are certainly brothers that look alike.''

Sen. Kent Conrad says Obama's key budget priorities are intact: