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GOP-Led House Cuts $227 Million From 2012 Budget

July 22, 2011 by  

The House recently passed a bill that cut its budget.The Republican-led House of Representatives approved a bill on Friday that will cut $227 million from the legislative branch, according to The Hill. The news source reports that the bill was approved 252-159 and will cut 6.4 percent from the 2012 budget.

The bill aims to cut several Congressional agencies by 6 percent, such as the Library of Congress and the Congressional Budget Office, according to media outlet. The legislation will also require agencies to justify all bonuses paid out, due to concern about the size of performance-based bonuses given by agencies, reports the news source.

Many Democrats argued against the bill, stating that it will cause layoffs and pay cuts for staff members, according the media outlet. Representative Virginia Foxx (R-N.C.) told The Hill that these complaints were due to the Democrats’ desire for increased taxes and continued spending.

The new bill will lower the legislative branch budget to $3.3 billion, which will affect most of the branch’s support services. Representative Ander Crenshaw (R-Fla.) wrote the bill and hopes it will lead the way for further cuts throughout the government, according to The Associated Press.

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  • Palin12

    “Democrats argued that it would cause layoffs and paycuts….”
    That’s the whole idea, dumbocrats…smaller government. Now let’s get rid of Michelle Obama’s 21 personal assistants while we’re at it. What a waste of money that does not benefit the taxpayers whatsoever.

  • JimH

    227 mil. there’s a micro start. Keep cutting.

  • Dan az

    I’m sorry but a 6% budget cut is just not going to cut it boys.And its funny where they decided to make the cuts,The library of congress and the budget house.HMMM sounds like he dosent want any one looking up the constitutionality of any thing he does and for sure if you cut the budget people they will pool their hair out trying to pay the bills let alone balance the check book.Look if we started by just getting rid of the 2.1 million non escentual people that they have now that would cut 50% of the trillion that they spend now.Thats 500 billion!Then I would start cutting the rest of the useless wonders!What part of the gubmnt is too large to support it self do you not understand?

  • s c

    If the brain-challenged geeks who call themselves ‘Republicans’ (or whatever) think $227 million is a lot of money or will change anything in Washington, let the miserable bastards/bastardettes pack their bags and LEAVE.
    $227 million is NOTHING. All this does is prove that ANYBODY can do a better job. You two-legged skunks are an utter DISGRACE. Switch parties, muthas, and FORGET about those PENSIONS that NONE of you deserve.

  • JimH

    With 300 million Americans they will save us $.76 each. oooooh.
    What will I do with all that extra money? Maybe the state can figure out a new state tax to get it from me. They would spend it more wisely than I could.

  • jopa

    The bill was just a little smoke for you folks.It isn’t going anywhere.It is also aimed at cutting Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid. President Obama would not agree to the large cuts they want.

  • s c

    Not that it will make any difference, but I’d like to know if that $227 million “cut” was done to the GOP’s ‘budget.’ Or did the Prez’s mysteriously MISSING budget somehow appear and get trimmed by a mere $227 million?
    By the way, what does it say about a PREZ who hasn’t got the guts or the character – let alone the LEADERSHIP – to come up with a frickin’ BUDGET? Does a prez now get to ‘wing it’ and somehow get the job done? HYPOCRITES! You’d support a Hitler if you thought of pathetic the SOB as a dedicated ultralib PROGRESSIVE!

  • http://deleted Claire

    Every time one of the parties presents a budget you can be assured the cuts will pertain to the other party’s agenda. For example, when the Republicans present a budget, their cuts will be aimed at Democratic agendas-same when the Democrats present a budget, they will aim at GOP sponsored agendas. All these parties are doing is attempting to destroy the other party. Remember, they are thinking of the next election. It would be a “shame” if anything good came out of their posturing. Folks, I just don’t buy into their garbage anymore.

  • Dan az

    Lets cut the budget!We will start at the top the very top!Then we will start with both houses and work our way down the chain of corruption from there!This bonner is a laughing stalk and I thought peelousy was bad!I think we should yell fire and when there all out we lock the doors! :)

  • Thinking About

    Just like business as usual, the subject is raising the debt ceiling and the guff offs are trying to work on the budget. It is money already spent and they are playing see what can happen. There is lots of waste and a huge lack of revenue. On one side of the room we have those who bypass their oath of office in favor of Grover’s pledge and on the other side where if cutting social security will get the whole bunch voted out of office.

  • jopa

    Thinking: Grover Norquist did give the GOP a little slack finally by saying letting the Bush tax cuts expire on their own is not a vote for a tax hike.Therefore they will not be going against the pledge.He realizes how devastated the American economy is suffering due to these taxes and the inability of Washington being able to function with all this lost revenue.


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