Obama Does Not Want Budget Fight
If the deficit is not dealt with, jobs will leave America. Why is that hard not to get? The focus on getting to jobs is all about the budget.
Even as President Barack Obama prepares his opening bid on long-term debt reduction, the White House wants to keep the focus on jobs and is determined to avoid getting sucked into another budget fight with lawmakers.
Administration officials see the task of attending to deficits as necessary but not necessarily urgent, compared with the need to revive the economy and increase employment.