Simon Defends the President's Budget (Clip 1 of 2)

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Simon appeared on Al Jazeera's Inside Story America to discuss President Obama's budget with Nancy Altman, co-director of Social Security Works and author of The Battle for Social Security; Ryan Grim, Washington bureau chief for The Huffington Post.

Simon explained the importance of the budget in political negotiations: "He wants to get a big deal done on deficit reduction and the budget before he leaves office and ... this was a balanced and thoughtful approach that is more focused on the growth than the Republicans [would want] and probably a little bit more focused on deficit reduction than some of the Democrats would want."