"I was pleasantly surprised by the president's budget," said Bob Bixby, executive director of the Concord Coalition.
"It's not a perfect budget by any means. But it put some things on the table that need to be on the table. I think it moved the debate forward and gives members of Congress a lot to think about and debate about. But it's unclear if Congress will be willing to act. Budgeting is hard. There are difficult choices," he added.