$100B becomes $74B becomes $32B

Thursday, February 3rd, 2011 and is filed under Blog

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Republican leadership continues to find ways to back away from its $100B pledge.

Excuses thus far from Republican leadership:

-Our original pledge was against Obama’s 2011 budget (never approved, a continuing resolution moving things forward)
-The fiscal year is almost half over, so this is actually $100B (gotta love funny math gets you to $100B)
-Hot dang, that’s a lot of money to cut
-This is just a “down payment” on further cuts
-We’ll let the rank and file conservatives offer amendments to get us to $100B in cuts (now if that’s not courage in leadership, I don’t know what is)