President Obama Gears Up For Reno Trip
President Obama will take his fight over the federal budget to Reno later this week. Obama’s town hall meeting on Thursday is part of a three-day swing that also includes Virginia and California. He’s expected to make the case for his plan to reduce the federal deficit by four-trillion-dollars over the next 12 years, in part by eliminating the Bush-era tax cuts for those making a quarter-million-dollars a year or more. Obama’s proposal is competing with a Republican-backed plan by Congressman Paul Ryan that would reduce spending by more than six-trillion-dollars by 2030.