Budget Concerns Still Hover on Capital Hill

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President Obama tried again, Wednesday, to promote his massive and controversial federal budget-- this time to his own Democratic colleagues.

Republicans are also skeptical of the president's spending priorities.

Democratic leaders said they had a very "comfortable" meeting with the president on Capital Hill, Wednesday

Click play for more analysis from CBN News Washington Correspondent Jennifer Wishon.

Moderate and fiscally conservative Democratics have been skeptical of Obama's $3.6 trillion spending plan, forcing him to get out and sell his budget priorities.

Some Democrats are concerned about deficit spending--the long-term effects of this budget.

The congressional budget office estimates it includes a deficit of $9.3 trillion over the next decade.

During his prime time press conference, Tuesday, Obama said the best way to cut the deficit is by investing in future changes.

"The bottom line is that I want to see health care, energy, education and serious efforts to reduce our budget deficit," he said. "And here are going to be a lot of details that are still being worked out, but I have confidence that we're going to be able to get a budget done."

Congress is working largely within the president's spending blueprint. Senate leaders say Obama can keep his priorities as long as they're offset by cuts in other areas.

That includes the president's tax cuts for the middle class.

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Jennifer Wishon

Jennifer Wishon

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