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Final Project Source Notes (19)

Posted by mattieliz on February 23, 2009

Source Notes (19): What Obama’s Budget Does–and Doesn’t–Say

Title: What Obama’s Budget Does–and Doesn’t–Say

Summary: Health care will be financed by two big revenue streams as I had mentioned in the last source note. However, the White House is offering enough funds to show commitment, but not enough to fully offset the costs of the policy. The administration means to leave the rest of the financing question up to congress.

Topic: Universal health care

Category: Citizen (Stakeholder)

What is it?: A political blog through The American Prospect about Obama’s budget plans.

Publication information:, February 22, 2009.

Author: Ezra Klein


Accessed: February 23, 2009


Jonathan Cohn, senior political writer for The New Republic (; Ron Wyden, U.S. senator from Oregon; Max Baucus, U.S. senator from Montana; Barack Obama, President; John McCain, former presidential candidate.
Many of the people listed above either commented on the topic or are a major supporter of affordable health care in the United States.

Audience and Agenda: The American Prospect was founded in 1990 as an authoritative magazine of liberal ideas, an enriched democracy and effective liberal politics. Since then, The Prospect has grown to a highly credited magazine with a paid circulation of more than 37,000 and a daily web magazine with over 1 million visitors a month.

Usefulness: This web site was found through one of the other blogs I found on this issue. They all seem to be interlinked with eachother, which is great because each of these blogs has different but similar information on the issue. I’m finding blogs to be very useful as long as I know the author comes from a credited source.

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