Thursday, March 17, 2011

Incrementally cutting spending

A deeply divided House agreed Tuesday to provide enough money to keep the government open for three more weeks, but increasingly surly lawmakers made it clear that finding a longer-term budget agreement is going to be tense and tough.

The Senate is the next stop for the short-term plan, approved by a 271-158 House vote, which cuts $6 billion from fiscal 2011 spending and keeps the government running through April 8.

It took years to get us into our budget mess.

If we solve the problem in increments of $6 billion, once every 3 or 4 weeks, that's fine with me, as long as we keep moving in the right direction.

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