According to the Government Printing Office, an overview of the first budget proposed by President Barack Obama is set to be released today at 11 AM. Politico reports the document is 134 pages long.
Here's a link to the page where the GPO announced the title of the budget:
"A New Era of Responsibility: Renewing America's Promise"
For PDF links to the current budget, click here.
As I mentioned in my line-by-line posts on ARRA titles from a couple of weeks ago, the economic stimulus bill appeared to resemble closely a "typical" federal budget. In other words, it looked like gap coverage for budget shortfalls for the rest of this fiscal year, which ends on September 30, 2009, in addition to spending for public works projects.
As soon as the overview of the budget is released I will begin looking at it when I have time as I am drafting the final chapter of my dissertation.
In the meanwhile, why not check it out yourself?
We're in for a bumpy ride in the coming weeks in terms of bipartisan peek-a-boo.
I promise to do my very best to keep those politicians honest about what's in the budget in order to *correct* any *misinformation* the congressional party of "no" might try to promulgate.
**Update (2/26/09 3PM) Here's a link to the overview as posted on the GPO.