The editors of the Wall Street Journal aren’t impressed with President Obama’s 2015 budget:
Mr. Obama’s budget doesn’t make even a token outreach to the GOP, and in that regard it is at least honest. With Democrats at risk of losing the Senate, Mr. Obama views a revival of tax and spend as his party’s best 2014 campaign pitch. Americans will have to decide if they like what about half of them will be paying for.
I don’t know that there’s any way to look at it other than as a purely political act, a “red line”, perhaps. The Senate has only passed one budget in the last five years and it didn’t bear a lot of resemblance to the president’s budget for that year. Need I explain what the fate of the president’s budgets has been in the House?