President Obama’s forthcoming budget request will seek tens of billions of dollars in fresh spending for domestic priorities while abandoning a compromise proposal to tame the national debt in part by trimming Social Security benefits.
With the 2015 budget request, Obama will call for an end to the era of austerity that has dogged much of his presidency and to his efforts to find common ground with Republicans. Instead, the president will focus on pumping new cash into job training, early-childhood education and other programs aimed at bolstering the middle class, providing Democrats with a policy blueprint heading into the midterm elections.
“This reaffirms what has become all too apparent: the president has no interest in doing anything, even modest, to address our looming debt crisis”
–Brendan Buck, a spokesman for House Speaker John Boehner
As part of that strategy, Obama will jettison the framework he unveiled last year for…
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NJ.com is reporting that they have two inside sources who are saying that a back room deal has been struck among legislatures in both houses of New Jersey’s legislature.
The move would allow a bill that would restrict magazine capacity to 10 rounds to pass the full state legislature.
In “exchange” a bill will also be passed that allows people traveling through New Jersey to make short stops while transporting firearms in their vehicles without fear of arrest. It should be noted that most states allow firearms to be transported in vehicles with little to no restrictions already.
According to NJ.com, State Senate President Sweeney held up a similar bill last year in the Senate, but is now changing his stance,
The magazine limit was initially passed last year in the Assembly, but was held up in the Senate where Sweeney (D-Gloucester) refused to put the measure for a vote…
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