Keeping the Pledge: House to Cut Spending to Pre-“Stimulus,” Pre-Bailout Levels or Lower
President Obama and Congressional Democrats have been on a job-destroying spending spree that has left us with nothing but historic unemployment and the most debt in U.S. history. The new majority in the House signaled its seriousness about reducing spending by cutting Congress’ own budget as one of its first acts. And this week, as President Obama travels to Capitol Hill to deliver his State of the Union message, the House will vote on a resolution directing committees to cut non-security discretionary spending to pre-"stimulus," pre-bailout levels or lower – a key part of the Pledge to America – beginning with a down payment in the form of a "continuing resolution" (CR) that will fund the government at pre-"stimulus," pre-bailout levels for the remainder of the fiscal year.
While the previous Democratic majority failed to even consider a budget – leaving their job-crushing spending binge on auto-pilot – the new majority is serious about cutting spending and removing government barriers to job creation. Here’s tomorrow's resolution: