President Barack Obama has sent Congress his final budget, proposing to spend a record $4.1 trillion next year. While the president proposes some worthy new spending — particularly for care of veterans and much-needed cybersecurity improvements — it is yet another budget that fails to balance. Even with $2.6 trillion in proposed new taxes, this budget would lead to sharply higher deficits, totaling $9.8 trillion over the next decade, the Associated Press reports. Meanwhile, the current national debt, topping $19 trillion, amounts to $158,902 per taxpayer. And Washington types wonder why so many voters are angry.

Commenting is limited to Omaha World-Herald subscribers. To sign up, click here.

If you're already a subscriber and need to activate your access or log in, click here.

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Please keep it clean, turn off CAPS LOCK and don't threaten anyone. Be truthful, nice and proactive. And share with us - we love to hear eyewitness accounts.

You must be a digital subscriber to view this article.