Friday, November 11, 2005

Budget Cut Package Vote Stalled

This isn't rocket science. Ol' BC has been complaining about spending by Washington for some time now. This NewsMax article addresses some of the problems being faced with the proposed cuts.

House Republican leaders scuttled a vote Thursday on a $51 billion budget-cut
package in the face of a revolt by lawmakers over scaling back Medicaid, food
stamp and student loan programs.
The development was a major setback for the
GOP on Capitol Hill and for President Bush, who has made cuts to benefit
programs a central pillar in his budget plan.
The decision by GOP leaders
came despite a big concession to moderates Wednesday, when the leaders dropped
provisions to open the Arctic National Refuge to oil and gas exploration, as
well as a plan allowing states to lift a moratorium on oil drilling off the
Atlantic and Pacific coasts.

Obviously, these cuts aren't easily administered. Here's an idea. CUT ALL OVER. The obesity of the federal budget is widely known. Put it on a diet. Play no favorites. Cut foreign aid. Cut the pork filled transportation bill. And while you're at it, CUT TAXES so the economy can continue to grow.

Just a thought.


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