Saturday, February 12, 2011

Tea Party "wins" $100 billion in cuts, on paper

House Republican Leadership should have been leading the charge on these cuts as a MINIMUM measure to deal with a $1.5 trillion deficit. I am quite sure the leadership will, in "good cop" fashion, negotiate away most of these cuts before all is said and done.

House Appropriations Committee Chairman Hal Rogers (R-Ky.) on Friday evening introduced a revised 2011 government spending bill that the GOP said will cut at least $100 billion in spending this fiscal year, bowing to demands by Tea Party-backed House freshmen.

The continuing resolution funding the government after March 4 cuts deeply across all areas of domestic spending and singles out many programs for complete elimination.
HERE is a PDF of the spending cuts.