President Barack Obama sits with Marcus Wesby and other preschooler during his visit to Powell Elementary School in Petworth, Washington, Tuesday, March 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

March 4 (Bloomberg) — President Barack Obama sent Congress a $3.9 trillion budget request with increased spending for employment, education and job-training programs to boost the economy, financed partly by trimming tax breaks for upper-income families and some businesses.

The sixth budget of Obama’s presidency, released eight months before the November midterm election, would enhance tax- credit programs for some families and childless workers and pump about $302 billion over four years into infrastructure projects such as roads and bridges. It would allocate $25 billion less for weapons and research than projected a year ago.

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