The Obama administration is doing what so many families have already been forced to do: make tough choices with their money.
The president's $3.8 trillion budget is heading to Capitol Hill today. It calls for billions of dollars to create jobs, but it freezes spending for other domestic programs.
Republicans like House Minority Leader John Boehner are saying it's a good start. President Obama's budget director, Peter Orszag, joined us on Monday's American Morning.
Explainer: Obama's 2011 budget