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February 10, 2011

Chairman Of House Appropriations Committee: Okay, $100 Billion In Cuts It Is

Not as dramatic a revolution as in Egypt but still pretty important.

Via Jamie Dupree.

House Appropriations Committee Chairman Hal Rogers today announced his intent to cut $100 billion in spending in the upcoming Continuing Resolution (CR) compared to the President’s fiscal year 2011 request.

The statement by Chairman Rogers follows:

“My Committee has been working diligently to go line-by-line in every agency budget to find and cut unnecessary spending to reduce our deficit and help our economy thrive.

“After meeting with my subcommittee Chairs, we have determined that the CR can and will reach a total of $100 billion in cuts compared to the President’s request immediately - fully meeting the goal outlined in the Republican ‘Pledge to America’ in one fell swoop. Our intent is to make deep but manageable cuts in nearly every area of government, leaving no stone unturned and allowing no agency or program to be held sacred. I have instructed my committee to include these deeper cuts, and we are continuing to work to complete this critical legislation.”

This is a big change in how business is done. Usually cuts are announced and the amounts are lowered. Now they are going up.

As always...the Winston Wolfe rule is in effect. This is just a proposal and they tried to weasel out before. Keep the heat on until it's signed into law.


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