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Will Dumb Cuts Trump Smart Cuts?

Barry15 Wrote: Feb 28, 2013 2:49 PM
when were smart cuts ever an option?
45caliber Wrote: Feb 28, 2013 3:32 PM
The libs consider these cuts smart since they will encourage the disgusted voters to go along with tax raises instead.

When Rep. Jackie Speier, D-Calif., met with the San Francisco Chronicle's editorial board last week, she said reasonable people could pass a bill to apply $85 billion in sequester cuts more surgically. Too bad she's a member of Congress.

When Editorial Page Editor John Diaz asked whether she considers the scale of the cuts to be "reasonable and doable," she answered, "Yes, I do."

Alas, the Democrats' top budget man, Rep. Chris Van Hollen, D-Md., believes that cutting $85 billion out of a $3.6 trillion budget is unthinkable, even to slow the growth of the $16 trillion national...