GOP keeps up pressure on Democrats to accept spending cuts
February 27th, 2011
03:32 PM ET
4 years ago

GOP keeps up pressure on Democrats to accept spending cuts

Washington (CNN) - U.S. House Speaker John Boehner told a gathering of religious broadcasters that the nation's mounting debt is a moral threat to the country.

"You may recall President Obama, in his State of the Union address, talking about a 'Sputnik moment,' the moment that shocks our nation into getting serious," Boehner said. "In my view, America's 'Sputnik moment' is our shocking national debt."

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  1. Chipster

    Let's cut farm subsidies and see how well that goes over! At a meeting with our Congressman, the audience demanded cuts in government spending, adamantly! Then, they proceeded to ask for more money for each of their special needs. At the top of the list was increased farm subsidies. They have the nerve to demand cuts in Medicare for Seniors on fixed incomes and then ask for more farm subsidies! Let's end corporate welfare, starting with farm subsidies.

    February 27, 2011 08:55 pm at 8:55 pm |
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