Up on the Hill, the budget is cut
“slashing agency budgets by as much as 40 percent, drawing out more than $60 billion in deficit savings”
Good stuff and that is leadership. Now, it is show time with Democrat and Republican Senators. Step up for America, and approve the budget and savings. Accept it Mr. President and move on.
It won't get any better than this.
“Breaking News Alert: House approves dramatic cuts in federal spending in 235-189 vote
February 19, 2011 4:51:19 AM
In a rare early morning weekend vote, the House approved an aggressive plan Saturday to eliminate dozens of federal programs and offices while slashing agency budgets by as much as 40 percent, drawing out more than $60 billion in deficit savings.
Setting up a showdown early next month with President Obama and Senate Democrats, House Republicans pushed the legislation through after a marathon debate capped off by an all-night session Friday that spilled into Saturday morning. During the bleary-eyed final roll call at 4:35 a.m., 235 Republicans were joined by no Democrats in support of dramatic spending reductions that they said were needed to address a soaring annual deficit of $1.6 trillion; 189 Democrats -- as well as three Republicans -- opposed it, accusing Republicans of writing the bill with a "double meat ax."