Howard Gleckman continues to give the president no quarter:
In fairness to Obama, he’s hardly the first president to lard his budget with new tax preferences. ... The difference now is that Obama keeps talking up tax reform even as he loads the code with more goodies. The more of this special pleading stuff he adds, the harder they will be to clean out if he really does try to lower rates someday. Worse, he’s increasing tax breaks at the same time he’s make painful cuts to a small slice of domestic spending. Is easing the commute from Westchester to Wall Street really a higher federal priority than helping low-income families pay their heating bill.