Republicans, in their Pledge to America during last year’s campaign, promised to cut federal spending to “pre-stimulus, prebailout levels saving at least $100 billion in the first year alone.” A New York Times story reported that House leaders were backpedaling as they prepared to take office this week, but new Speaker John Boehner refuted that claim in a press conference today:
(Video from The Right Scoop)
Here’s the operative line about spending from the video:
I will say this: We will meet our commitment to the pledge in this calendar year. There’s no ifs, ands or buts about it.
I’ll consider that a doubling down on the pledge from the speaker.
– By Kyle Wingfield
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