Obama's budget plan limits his bargaining power

FILE - This April 8, 2013 file photo shows copies of President Barack Obama's budget plan for fiscal year 2014 prepared for delivery at the U.S. Government Printing Office in Washington. President Barack Obama’s budget overtures to Republicans, aimed at getting the GOP back to the negotiating table on a grand deficit reduction deal, may leave him with little bargaining power if such talks ever occur. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)By putting entitlement cuts on the table, Obama has no other gambit to win tax increases.