Ryan and House Appropriations Committee Chairman Hal Rogers, R-Ky., need to come in with a set of budget cuts that give the impression of real reductions. Rogers announced that he will try to find an extra $26 billion of cuts, bringing the total to $61 billion. But $61 billion is still short of the $100 billion the GOP promised. Sure, on an annualized basis, it comes to $100 billion, but so what?
One hundred billion dollars should mean $100 billion. Not $35 billion or $61 billion. But $100 billion of cuts!
This is the GOP's moment. Don't blow it!