SPIN METER: A dubious list of budget 'horribles' - Article Photos 4/6

FILE – In this Dec. 29, 1995, file photo President Clinton meets with Republican congressional leaders, Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole of Kansas, right, and House Speaker Newt Gingrich, second from left, at the White House to discuss the federal budget impasse. Treasury Secretary Robert Rubin is partially visible at left. President Barack Obama and his officials are doing their best to drum up public concern over the shock wave of spending cuts that could strike the government in just days. So it’s a good time to be alert for sky-is-falling hype. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)