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‘Unthinkable, Draconian’ Spending Cuts

Arley2 Wrote: Jan 28, 2013 1:46 PM
Maybe the best idea is no spending cuts at all. What if Congress just froze department and agency budgets at the current level for a few years? Dan Mitchell put a graph in his column a couple of months ago that showed the budget would balance in about five years of SPENDING GROWTH was kept to one percent. So if budgets were frozen they would balance quicker than that. I think. It's hard to know for sure since our Democrat controlled Senate has prevented Congress from producing a budget for four years now.

It’s my job to advocate for spending cuts. It’s a job I’ve been doing in one form or another for over a decade. If I’ve ever experienced a victory, it must have been a pretty small one, because I can’t recall any.

So why do I persist?

For one, I’m a naturally optimistic person. And fueling that optimism is the press. I’m constantly reading about the possibility of spending cuts, and those articles usually say that the cuts would be major … or massive … or severe...

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