House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) issued the following statement after Senate votes on the House-passed GOP plan to cut spending and the Democrats’ plan to essentially lock status quo spending in place:
“Americans are demanding that Washington rein in out-of-control federal spending to end the economic uncertainty for businesses and help them begin hiring again. The proposal put forward by the White House and congressional Democrats to cut just $4.7 billion for the remainder of the fiscal year is simply not credible, and the American people won’t tolerate it. It’s time for Washington Democrats to present a serious plan to cut spending. In the meantime, Republicans will continue to keep our pledge to focus on the American people’s priorities: cutting spending and creating jobs.”
NOTE: A new survey by Resurgent Republic found that “[v]oters are worried that our current levels of spending, deficits, and debt will undermine our economic vitality and hurt our ability to grow private sector jobs,” and that immediate spending cuts are needed to help boost our economy.