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President Obama’s call for increased government spending has failed miserably. With a vote of 413-2, the president’s 2015 budget that called for increased government spending fueled by tax increases was soundly rejected by the House of Representatives on Wednesday.

The 2015 budget was largely considered to be rejected as it effectively served as a Democrat wish-list, a means of aiming high and whittling down. However, Wednesday’s vote signals a thorough rejection of the fiscally irresponsible budget.
Obama offered his budget proposal a month late in March and it was met with a lack of interest from Democrats who are enduring the choppy waters in an election year complicated by the Obamacare disasters. With so much political capital tied up in Obamacare, the Democrats did not readily embrace the 2015 budget proposal that called for increased government spending and called for a breaking of an agreement between the House and the Senate with regards to discretionary spending.
The House vote was a staged vote that reflected Obama’s 2015 budget proposal with Republican Rep. Mick Mulvaney a substitute amendment to the House GOP budget that reflected the president’s budget.
In 2012, Obama’s budget was unanimously defeated in the House. In 2013, President Obama’s budget came so late that the House didn’t even vote at all on it.
Reps. Jim Moran of Virginia and Marcy Kaptur of Ohio were the two Democrats who voted for the plan.
The House will continue debating certain budget proposals as caucuses continue to offer budgets based on lofty goals. Obama’s budget called for $3.14 trillion in government spending while the Congressional Black Caucus’ 2015 budget called for $3.26 trillion in government spending. The budget called for restoration of cuts to food stamps and extended unemployment insurance and was soundly defeated 116-300.
“This Republican budget rigs the system so that only the children of the well-off and well-connected can get ahead,” said Rep. Jim Clyburn.
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