The tax cuts and additional spending passed by Congress last year did not hurt, either.
"I don't want any additional Federal spending above the agreement."
Many Democrats lean toward additional spending on education and health programs.
He also announced additional spending to help the private sector.
He said such a law would not mean additional Federal spending.
Congress has already approved $5.5 billion in additional spending through Sept. 30, for the air war only.
The administration does not expect Congress to offset the additional spending.
"We're ready to talk at any time but not if the objective is additional spending, more taxes, and less defense."
As a rule of thumb, $3 million in additional spending would add about 1 percent to the county tax rate.
The final $6 million in additional spending is to come from increased state aid.