Republicans, Democrats spell out spending strategies
January 23rd, 2011
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Republicans, Democrats spell out spending strategies

Washington (CNN) - Republican leaders called Sunday for immediate and significant cuts in government spending, while Democrats warned such a strategy could harm economic recovery.

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, and the chamber's second-ranking Democrat, Dick Durbin of Illinois, summed up their respective party's stance on what is expected to be the biggest political fight of the new congressional session.


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  1. vic nashville tn

    "Hundreds of programs" Mr. Eric Cantor please name one meaningful cut that reduce our deficit significantly

    The day they were voting to repel health care bill local company announced it closing down its business on July 300 people losing their jobs 50% of those jobs export to Philippine republicans don’t care about crating jobs

    Past 2 weeks due to the weather many cities run out of emergency found. Due to the housing market collapse cities find difficulties to balance the budget.

    ‘Any time they want to spend, they call it investment," Mr.McConnell you don’t have no idea what is going in rest of the world. Time for him watch GPS (Fareed Zakaria)

    January 23, 2011 12:37 pm at 12:37 pm |