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Who's Proposing a Spending Cut?

Senator Ron Johnson says the House budget plan is a good start, but there's more work to be done to curb spending.

From Senator Ron Johnson's Weekly Report from Washington:

Washington is not talking about real spending cuts, just reducing the rate of growth in spending. Rather than reducing the size of the federal government, Congress is debating how much more government should grow.

In 2001, the federal budget was $1.9 trillion; in 2011, it was $3.6 trillion. In just 10 years, we have nearly doubled spending.

Under President Obama's budget, federal spending would increase to $5.8 trillion just 10 years from now - tripling the size of government in just 20 years. Under the budget approved by the House of Representatives, federal spending would increase from $3.6 trillion to $4.8 trillion over the next 10 years. Government would still grow, just not as quickly as President Obama recommends.

James R Hoffa November 06, 2011 at 09:47 PM
Disappointing news all around! I thought those idiots in the House were all about real cuts. Guess it's time to call Ryan and let him know what Hoffa thinks of the House budget that continues to grow the government!!! The federal gov doesn't need methadone, it needs to go cold turkey!
Bill November 09, 2011 at 02:06 AM
The one percenters like Ron Johnson want to shrink government so they do not have to pay back the 14 trillion dollars that was taken from Social Sercuity to fund the 70% to 33% tax reduction that they got in the 1980s. (Top tax rate in the 1950s was above 90%.)
Tom November 09, 2011 at 02:45 AM
Pretty obvious that a community organizer background does little to prepare one to become President.
James R Hoffa November 09, 2011 at 04:51 AM
@Bill - And somehow you think it's fair for government to take between 70%-90% of everything a person has? Wow! I'm not sure if the Soviet Union would have been left enough for you!

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