Big surprise: Senators blast Obama’s budget

Kansas Sens. Jerry Moran and Pat Roberts were quick to blast the budget blueprint that President Obama released Wednesday. Though Moran acknowledged that Obama proposed some entitlement reforms (a move that has upset many Democrats), he complained that the blueprint “is far from the serious, reform-oriented budget our country so desperately needs.” And after applauding the proposed funding for the National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility in Manhattan, Roberts said he was “very disappointed that the budget once again includes a misguided proposal to increase taxes on the business aviation industry” and that the blueprint “is not the right formula to grow jobs and create stability in the economy.” Roberts’ statement came a few hours before he joined 11 other GOP senators and Obama at the White House for a nearly three-hour dinner of steak, salad, sauteed vegetables and coconut sorbet.