On Air Now

Upcoming Shows

Program Schedule »


Listen Live Now » 590 AM Kalamazoo, MI


Current Conditions(Kalamazoo,MI 49001)

More Weather »
46° Feels Like: 46°
Wind: S 0 mph Past 24 hrs - Precip: 0”
Current Radar for Zip


Mostly Sunny 72°


Mostly Clear 53°


PM Thunderstorms 79°


Conservatives question latest Obama administration budget


WASHINGTON (WKZO) -- President Barack Obama's new budget, sent to Congress earlier this month, is winning him some points with the democratic base, but Republicans say it just will add more to the national debt. The Obama administarion's three-point-nine trillion dollar federal budget for fiscal 2015 includes more tax credits for the poor, and a few hikes for the rich. It also includes more spending for roads and education. However, Michi Iljazi, with the Taxpayer Protection Alliance, says that the nation can't afford more spending. He doesn't think the spending plan should be taken seriously.

"It's a really unserious document when you look at it," Iljazi told WKZO. "Over a trillion dollars in tax increases, and those are tax increases that aren't just tax increases on wealthy Americans, including middle class Americans. I really hope there isn't any hope for it in Congress because of not only what it does have, but also what it is lacking."

Democrats hope the proposed budget will highlight the differing priorities between their party and Republicans. It's unlikely the plan will be approved by Congress.