Dean Baker: Budget Cuts Are the Real Job-Killers (Video)

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“People who want to see the budget cut are people who are advocating throwing people out of work, it’s that simple,” says Dean Baker of the pressure from conservatives on Obama’s budget—pressure, it appears, that Obama is conceding to as he brags that discretionary spending will be the lowest since Eisenhower’s administration.

So Obama’s budget includes cuts to infrastructure, education, and more, and for Republicans, that’s still not enough. Dean joins us from D.C. via Skype to talk about what the president should be arguing as the budget fight heats up.