Democrats Have Already Met Republicans More Than Halfway

Posted by | April 8, 2011 15:15 | Filed under: Top Stories

Think Progress has a chart on spending negotiations and who has been willing to do what. Democrats have gone more than halfway in working to get a budget deal.

The original House Republican proposal for the rest of fiscal year 2011 called for about $30 billion in spending reductions from the 2010 level of spending. However, a Tea Party-inspired revolt forced Republicans to increase that total to $61 billion, which is the total that they passed in H.R.1. H.R. 1 was subsequently defeated in the Senate.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) said today that he would agree to $38 billion in cuts from the 2010 level, exceeding the level of cuts that the GOP asked for in its original proposal…

That is why this not about spending anymore; it’s about ideology.

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