Republican Says Obama's $3.6 Trillion Budget Is Out of the Mainstream

March 25, 2009 - 6:57 AM
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Washington (AP) - A leading House Republican is charging that President Barack Obama is pushing a federal budget so far out of the mainstream that even congressional Democrats are struggling with it.
House Minority Whip Eric Cantor asserted that the $3.6 trillion spending blueprint that Obama will personally push in a visit to Capitol Hill later Wednesday would burden future generations with staggering debts.
Interviewed on NBC's "Today" show, the Virginia Republican said he thought the country got a firsthand look Tuesday night as Obama sought to "defend a budget that is so far out of the mainstream" that significant members of his own party are wary of it.