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By Andrew P. Napolitano
Obama's veil of secrecy is pierced
Topic - United States Senate Committee On The Budget
Four years after they last passed a budget through the Senate, Democrats announced a new blueprint for federal spending Wednesday that proposes significant tax increases, new stimulus spending and some budget cuts — making slight headway in controlling federal debt.
As congressional leaders and President Obama met behind closed doors Monday afternoon to discuss ways to tackle the nation's ballooning debt, Senate Budget Committee Chairman Kent Conrad released basic details of his 2012 budget that calls for lowering the nation's debt by $4 trillion over the next decade.
A bill requiring 500,000 public workers in New Jersey to shoulder a significantly larger share of the costs for their health care and pension benefits and take the issue off the bargaining table has advanced in the Legislature over staunch objections from organized labor.