Saturday, November 12, 2005

Congress Puts Budget Restraint on Hold

Congress has put on hold a bill to save $53.9 billion out of a $2.4 trillion budget. The bill does not cut spending; it merely reduces the growth of spending. For example, Medicaid spending will grow 7.0% rather than the currently projected 7.3%.

The bill is being blocked by a few moderate Republicans and the Democrats. Out of over 200 Democrats in the House, not one will vote for the bill.

The Republican leadership in Congress should push the bill. Force the Democrats to vote against spending restraint and deficit reduction. Make clear to voters which party opposes spending restraint.

(Hat tip to QandO.)


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