It would add money to the Defense Dept….
It would send more money to the Ukraine…
It would increase domestic spending…
It must be passed by the US Congress …
It plays to ‘centrist lawmakers ‘ in the Congress….
The FDR style promises President Biden wanted , are absent from this request….
Things will be changed…..
President Biden on Monday proposed a $5.8 trillion budget that includes significant increases in funding for the military and police departments, along with higher taxes on corporations and the wealthiest Americans.
The request to Congress for fiscal 2023 reflects growing security and economic concerns at home and overseas, with Mr. Biden proposing a 7 percent increase in domestic spending that includes priorities like anti-gun violence initiatives, affordable housing and manufacturing investments to address supply chain issues that have helped fuel rapid inflation. The White House also for the first time proposed a discrete stream of funding for Veterans Affairs medical care.
The most notable spending increase was Mr. Biden’s $773 billion military proposal, a 10 percent rise amid threats like Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and concerns about China’s ambitions. The request included billions to detect and intercept missiles from hostile nations like North Korea and Iran, along with $6.9 billion to help NATO counter threats from Russia and elsewhere amid the war launched by President Vladimir V. Putin.
The White House budget proposal put far less emphasis on the types of grand social, climate and economic policies that Mr. Biden announced last year but have since run into resistance from moderate Democrats.
Instead, the budget continued the president’s pivot from his State of the Union address, where he reframed a domestic agenda that focused less on the sweeping aspirations of his first year in office and more on issues worrying swing-state Democrats ahead of the midterm elections — including rising consumer prices, crime and health care.
That shift is a nod to centrists in Congress, who have called on the White House to prioritize practical solutions to economic issues affecting the lives of voters as the party heads into what is expected to be a tough fight to keep control of the House and Senate.
“Budgets are statements of values, and the budget I am releasing today sends a clear message that we value fiscal responsibility, safety and security at home and around the world, and the investments needed to continue our equitable growth and build a better America,” Mr. Biden said in a statement.
Instead of calling for expansive new spending plans, the president focused on deficit reduction — a point of concern for moderate Democrats like Senator Joe Manchin III of West Virginia….
This Biden budget has few specifics….
Biden, a creature of the legislative process wants to have manuevinbg room on this goodn around….
It’s Joe Biden’s budget — delivered with a Joe Manchin-style flourish.
The White House is boasting that the president’s budget contains major deficit reduction, a move that Democrats see as calculated to appeal to a handful of centrist lawmakers who hold the pre-midterms fate of the president’s economic agenda in their hands….
Months after congressional talks stalled on the president’s expansive climate and social safety net bill known as Build Back Better, the White House simply declined to include its fine print in its annual budget proposal that was released on Monday.
The budget included a slew of smaller policy specifics, including a new minimum tax for the very wealthy; a change to the way the government pays for vaccines for adults; and new money to ensure clean drinking water. But it did not include the key provisions in Build Back Better — the legislation that President Biden has spent much of his time in office promoting.
White House budgets are always largely symbolic documents, unlikely to become law without substantial changes from Congress. But without details about many of Mr. Biden’s top priorities, the budget this year is unusually unhelpful in even understanding the administration’s budgetary goals….