President Barack Obama's 2015 budget is coming under fire from Republicans.
The new budget ignores an earlier offer to cut back on government spending, a central component that received Republican support but was opposed by many Democrats.
Obama's proposal eliminates trims to cost-of-living increases in Social Security and other benefit programs, and includes about $56 billion in new or expanded programs, stepping back from aggressive efforts to tackle long-term government deficits and debt.
That additional spending would be split evenly between military and domestic programs. Those programs would include the following:
- A proposal Obama offered last year to help achieve universal pre-school education, funded through a tobacco tax
- New proposals to expand job training programs
- A "Race to the Top" initiative to help states cut energy costs
The budget also proposes an expansion of the Earned Income Tax Credit, a tax benefit for lower-income workers. The proposal aims to benefit workers without children.