Biggest Reduction in Government Spending in History
1.27% is mighty small. But here’s the context: This is the largest cut in Federal spending in American history. Make no mistake, while the President took credit for an action he directly opposed, Speaker John Boehner prevailed. On the Senate floor, late Friday night, Majority Leader Reid repeatedly said, “We have to cut.” He did not one time say, “extremist.”
The 2011 Budget deal:
- Cuts another 38.5 Billion. This is $12.5 Billion short of the House Republicans goal and $48.5 billion more than the Democrats wanted.
- Exempts our Military from any effect of a future government shutdown.
- Restores language that prohibits federal funding of abortions in Washington D. C. President Obama and Congressional Democrats removed the prohibition in a previous budget.
- The deal requires the Senate to record a vote on the House passed repeal of Obamacare.
- The deal requires a Senate vote revoking funding for Planned Parenthood.
Those concessions for Senate votes will give us important information for the 2012 election campaigns in nearly 30 Senate races. I haven’t seen the House roll call on this yet but, Senators DeMint, Lee, and Rubio were among the Senators voting for the Budget Repair.
Only those who mistakenly thought this 2011 Budget Repair was our big fight, can be at all disappointed. We have a couple big steps in the Congress in the next two months. But we have two years before we can actually get on that Path to Prosperity. We can get there. We will get there.