Conservatives sound alarm over tentative budget deal

December 11, 2013

Conservative groups pushed back hard against the proposed federal budget agreement announced Tuesday, arguing that the tentative deal unravels hard-fought spending cuts.

Senate Budget Committee Chairwoman Patty Murray, D-Wash., and House Budget Committee chairman Paul Ryan, R-Wis, the lead negotiators on the agreement, detailed the specifics of the proposal at an evening press conference.

The proposal would restore about $63 billion in funding that had been cut by the so-called sequester. Officials said the increases would be offset by a variety of spending reductions and increased fees elsewhere in the budget totaling about $85 billion over a decade, leaving enough for a largely symbolic deficit cut of $23 billion over the next decade.

The deal sets discretionary spending levels at just over $1 trillion, which is higher than the level of $967 billion set in a 2011 budget pact.

While Ryan predicted that conservatives would support the bill and GOP leaders praised the negotiators, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., came out against it.

4 Comments - what are your thoughts?

  • BH says:

    Instead of the GOP House members getting in front of a microphone and calling each other names, why don’t they get in a locked room and work out the differences? All they are accomplishing now is to give the MSNBC propagandist more ammunition. Will conservatives get everything we want? NO, so we need to set some priorities and get it a little at a time. Things didn’t get this way over night, and they won’t be corrected over night. We can’t keep burning at the stake everyone who isn’t 99.9% pure conservative. Look at the liberals, they have been willing to take a little at a time until they finally get what they wanted in the first place. By calling each other names WE GET NOTHING DONE!!!

  • Lloydl333 says:

    More of the same ……… Stop the madness. Ryan is a good guy but again, we find that we can’t talk to Democrats. They are not on this planet.

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