GOP pushes $1.3 Trillion in cuts

The Hill:

Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) accused Democrats Saturday of "kick[ing] the can down the road" on the deficit by failing to pass a comprehensive budget resolution.


Ryan suggested Democrats want to spare their members another tough vote.

"With the political season upon us, Democratic leaders believe it’s better to take a pass than to pass a budget," Ryan said in the weekly Republican address.


"This is a time to make tough choices, not run from them," Ryan said. "To that end, Republicans on the Budget Committee have already identified $1.3 trillion in specific spending cuts we would implement right now to make Washington do more with less and help small businesses put people back to work."

Ryan suggested rescinding bailout and stimulus funds that have not been spent and freezing pay for federal workers.

"Instead of growing government, we need to restart the engine of economic growth," Ryan said.
It sounds like the Republicans are ready to lead on this issue. Hopefully voters will give them that opportunity this fall.


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