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Obama reaches for relevance with US$4t 2017 budget plan

His proposals, some of which may ultimately be adopted, are set to influence presidential campaign

Even before Mr Obama released his plan, Republicans criticised it as too expensive and pledged to block the president's agenda.


US President Barack Obama was to send a fiscal 2017 budget of about US$4 trillion to the Republican-controlled Congress on Tuesday representing his aspirations for the future of the United States. A new tax on oil to fund advanced transportation projects. A "moonshot" to cure...