In this photo taken April 10, 2013, President Barack Obama, top center, accompanied acting Budget Director Jeffrey Zients speaks in the Rose Garden at the White House in Washington to d

 

              In this photo taken April 10, 2013, President Barack Obama, top center, accompanied acting Budget Director Jeffrey Zients speaks in the Rose Garden at the White House in Washington to d
In this photo taken April 10, 2013, President Barack Obama, top center, accompanied acting Budget Director Jeffrey Zients speaks in the Rose Garden at the White House in Washington to discuss his proposed federal budget. Presidents like to take credit for economic recoveries, just as Obama is angling to do now. He and his allies in Congress have "walked the economy back from the brink," his new 2014 federal budget blueprint asserts. And Democrats hope these improvements, while still slow and uneven, will give them at least a small boost in 2014's midterm races. (AP Photo/J. David Ake)