Saturday, February 12, 2011

Real Hope and Change: TEA Party wins $100 billion in spending cuts

After a slew of symbolic gestures from Republicans in the 112th Congress, the time has come for real action and they immediately went limp.

Thankfully America elected enough TEA Party Republicans to force the GOP to man up.
The Hill: 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.
In the CR $81 billion has been cut from non-security programs, and security-related programs have been reduced by $19 billion, compared to Obama’s 2011 budget request.
The legislation will increase funding for the Department of Defense by 2 percent over last year’s level. [MORE]
I am glad the TEA Party Republicans held the party's feet to the fire.  $100 billion in cuts is minuscule as it is when you realize we are spending over $3.5 trillion.  However, it is a much better start than the microscopic $32 -$58 billion the GOP had originally offered.

The way the Democrats are squawking over the $100 billion you would swear the GOP wanted to cut $1 trillion.  The Democrats had better get realistic.  Nobody believes that there is still money to burn.

Via: The Hill 


Gorges Smythe said...

Like the proverbial horse that returns to the burning barn, many folks would literally die than change their ways.

Wesley 'Whitey Lawful' Mcgranor said...

Was not the Tea Party started by Ron Paul fans?

Anonymous said...

Perhaps, but Tea Party ain't Ron Paul. Ron and the like stood on some grounds and they are shaky on others, once in a while they make sense, then they go on and on about gold.

Tea Party tries to make it all about tax and money, frankly, we need some group, or party, like the NRA: a single issue organization that narrowly focus on fixing a problem, be it gun rights, or our rights to our OWN money, instead of an over-reaching but-nothing-solid independence party like the Libertarians.

2nd Anony

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