Saturday, February 28, 2009
2010 budget shows significant rise in spending
Unprecedented size, scope in president's proposal
By Richard Wolf, David Jackson and Mimi Hall, USA TODAY
WASHINGTON — This is change, whether you believe in it or not. And not just pocket change.
Following through on many of his campaign promises, President Obama wants to spend about $3.6 trillion next year to pull the nation out of recession and begin major new initiatives in health care, energy and education.