ANNANDALE, Va. Feb 13 President Barack
Obama said on Monday his new budget puts a focus on making sure
the U.S. economic recovery stays on track and warned against
cutting government programs too sharply in the near term.
At a campaign-style rally in Northern Virginia, Obama pushed
for more money for programs like education as he highlighted
themes from the fiscal 2013 budget he sent to the U.S. Congress.
"We can't cut back on those things that are important for us
to grow," Obama said. He also said the economy was "speeding up"
but there was still a long way to go to make sure people who
need jobs can get them.