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Feb 12 '11

Putting Budget Cuts In Perspective

Yesterday, the house republicans released a proposed budget with some drastic cuts to the discretionary budget.

From CNN:

"The Republican legislation calls for over 100 federal programs to be outright eliminated, including scholarships, family planning, school counseling, Teach for America, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, AmeriCorps, and the COPS hiring program."

House Appropriations Committee Chairman Hal Rogers said:

"The CR contains over $100 billion in cuts compared to the President's request - fully meeting the spending reduction goal outlined in the Republican 'Pledge to America'"

Done? Problem Solved? Does this fix our budget problem, or is this just an opportunity for Republicans to cut programs they don't like?

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