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spending cuts

Cutting Spending by $100 Billion

February 10, 2011

The GOP in the House is now determined to cut $100 billion from the continuing resolution that needs to be passed to keep the government going.  This is after heavy tea-party lobbying, which succeeded in getting the GOP to raise their planned cuts from approximately $75 billion to $100 billion in order to keep a [...]

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Obama’s Spending Freeze is the Same Old, Same Old…

January 25, 2011

In tonight’s State of the Union Address (join us tonight beginning at 8:45 PM EST for liveblog coverage), President Obama is expected to propose a five-year spending freeze for non-defense discretionary spending.  Such a freeze, while a good baby step, will do nothing to reign in the spending spree that Congress has been on since [...]

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Cutting Spare Change from the Federal Budget

April 20, 2009

In what is nothing more than a PR stunt, Obama is meeting with his cabinet for the first time today to ask them to cut, collectively, $100 million from the Federal Budget.  That’s right, $100 million.  Not $1 billion, not $10 billion, not $100 billion, not $1 trillion.  With the spending that has gone on [...]

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McGovern in a Reagan Mask

September 22, 2008

We recently had a discussion about Barack Obama’s “tax cut” plan, the one that redistributes income to those who don’t pay taxes. Informed people aren’t buying it, but it was a smart move for someone trying to win an election in a conservative country. Today, Obama paid lip service to another prong of fiscal conservatism, [...]

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It’s a start…

November 3, 2005

Well, for the first time since 1997, Republicans in the Senate voted for a “Spending Cut“. It is worth pointing out, as has been by many others more learned and famous than myself, that all this really means is that programs won’t grow as much this year as they were originally supposed to under the [...]

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