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Thursday, February 10, 2011

Obama’s Budget Faces Cut Threat in House

“House Republicans sketched their vision for a smaller federal government Wednesday, proposing sharp spending cuts that would wipe out family planning programs, take 4,500 cops off the street and slice 10 percent from a food program that aids pregnant women and their babies. Top White House priorities also would come under the knife: Key Republicans are proposing to defund President Obama’s high-speed rail initiative, slash clean energy programs and gut the Office of Science by 20 percent – cuts that would deal a direct blow to Obama’s innovation agenda. They would also cut the Environmental Protection Agency by 17 percent.” (Washington Post)

Any proposed cut will incite opposition from some constituency.

FEE Timely Classic
“Spending Limits Are Not Enough” by John Semmens