Dems say they are ready to cut spendding--Just not today

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Washington Times:

Senate Democratic leaders said they accept the need to cut discretionary spending this year to lower than 2010 levels, but said it can’t be done in the short time before the current spending bill runs out March 4.

“There is no question we need to cut government spending, That’s no longer debatable,” said Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Nevada Democrat, though he said it’s impossible to get those cuts done before the end of next month and said the only way to work it out is to sit down with congressional Republicans and negotiate.


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Funny isn't it that their House counterparts thought it was debatable as did some of the folks in the White House. At least his statement marks some progress, but he is going to want a continuing resolution that cuts nothing as his starting point.
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