Right Pushes McConnell to Back Budget Cuts

Thursday, 03 Mar 2011 10:36 AM

By Dan Weil

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Conservative Republicans are pressing Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell hard not to accept reductions in the $60 billion of budget cuts approved by the GOP-controlled House. While McConnell realizes Democrats, who control the Senate, won’t agree to that level of spending decreases, he is aligning himself with the conservatives so far, Politico reports.

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Asked about the proposed $60 billion reduction, Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., said, “I think it would put us in a deep spot if we objected.” And Utah Sen. Mike Lee said it would be a “huge mistake” for Republicans to accept anything below that level. “If what you’re talking about are cuts that are less aggressive even than the $60 billion, that’s a problem,” the freshman said.



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