Budget Defenders

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Both Treasury boss Geithner and OMB head Orszag insist the president’s budget includes necessary spending, despite the economic crisis.

The Obama aides tell lawmakers Tuesday that the additional funds are needed for long-term investments in health care, energy and education.

And/But: Comes as ranking GOP Rep. Ryan blasts the budget, calls it the biggest expansion of government since the New Deal.

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