Obama ready to make tough choices on budget–aide

WASHINGTON, Jan 2 (BestGrowthStock) – U.S. President Barack Obama
is willing to make difficult choices on spending cuts when he
unveils his budget next month, a senior aide said on Sunday.

“We are going to have to make, in the medium run, a series
of tough choices, and the president’s not afraid to do that,
and I think you will see in his budget that he’s willing to,”
White House economist Austan Goolsbee told the ABC News program
“This Week” in an interview.

Goolsbee also said he saw some encouraging signs in the
U.S. labor market, including a recent drop in claims for
unemployment insurance.

(Reporting by Caren Bohan; Editing by Doina Chiacu)

Obama ready to make tough choices on budget–aide