Maybe Obama's "What Debt Crisis?" budget was all a ruse to get the GOP to get serious. In which case: advantage Obama:
"Our budget will lead where the President has failed, and it will include real entitlement reforms so that we can have a conversation with the American people about the challenges we face and the need to chart a new path to prosperity," House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said in a joint statement with the rest of the GOP leadership team and House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.).
The statement all but ensures that Republicans will opt to include reforms to Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid as part of their budget proposal, due in late March or early April.