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Liberals Balk At Obama Budget Outside White House

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WASHINGTON (AP) - Liberal groups and likeminded lawmakers from the House and Senate are rallying outside the White House. They're urging President Barack Obama to change his mind on cuts to Social Security and Medicare that are part of the budget he'll release Wednesday.
    
Organizers say they're delivering petitions with more than 2 million signatures to the White House. They're especially upset over an inflation adjustment that would reduce cost-of-living increases for Social Security beneficiaries.
    
Sen. Bernie Sanders, a Vermont independent allied with Democrats, is warning any lawmakers who support it that they may not keep their jobs in the next election. He says he's extremely disappointed in Obama's decision.
    
The White House says Obama's budget isn't ideal, but represents a compromise aimed at finding a bipartisan solution to the nation's budget challenges.

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