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Those Phantom Spending ‘Cuts’ from 2011

Anonymous908 Wrote: Feb 19, 2013 1:00 PM
A bit of cold hard truth. Republicans turned their back spending cuts when they turned their back on Ron Paul. He was the only 2012 candidate that represented smaller government.

The Washington Post’s David Fahrenthold recently took a look at the $38 billion in spending cuts that Republicans and Democrats agreed to in 2011 in order to avoid a government shutdown. Fahrenthold estimates that $17 billion of those “cuts” were little more than budgetary gimmicks. For instance, $6 billion in authorized spending for the previous year’s decennial census were merely wiped...