FILE - In this Dec. 6, 2010, file photo President Barack Obama, visiting Forsyth Technical Community College in Winston-Salem, N.C., speaks about the key to boosting American competitiveness, that it rests in the nation's willingness to invest in a more educated workforce, a deeper commitment to research and technology, and improvements in infrastructure, from roads and airports to high-speed internet. Under pressure to boost the economy the same message will likely be at the center of his State of the Union address Tuesday, Jan. 25. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File) (AP)
Obama's budget director: Deficits force ''tough choices''
Budget director Jacob Lew believes the White House will need to cut important programs, due to deficits