Saturday, March 23, 2013

The Senate Budget Does Not Cut Spending

I heard on the radio this morning about how the (Democratic) Senate budget (first one passed in 4 years, and by a 50-49 margin) "cuts spending."

Let's be very careful here -- see this from The Hill:

The Murray budget contains $975 billion in spending cuts, including $275 billion in new cuts to Medicare and Medicaid spending. But it also turns off $1.2 trillion in automatic cuts scheduled over nine years. Factoring that in, the budget does not constitute a net spending cut.

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