President Obama: "This agreement between Democrats and Republicans on behalf of all Americans is on a budget that invests in our future while making the largest annual spending cut in our history."
Senate Majority Leader Reid: "This is historic what we've done,"
Compare that to House Speaker Boehner: "This is the best deal we could get out of them."
Are You EFF-EN Kidding Me? Obama's 2011 budget, which the Democrats just couldn't find the time to pass last year has a $1.6 TRILLION deficit. So the best deal that we could get is less than a 1% reduction in spending.
Sarah Palin has it right: "GOP: don’t retreat! The country is going broke. We can’t AFFORD cowboy poetry & subsidizing abortion."
So does Michelle Bachman: "Don’t get me wrong, cuts in spending are a move in the right direction. House Republicans have brought about a change from the spending binge of the last two years. But it’s time to face the facts. This is the “small ball” battle that House leadership has chosen to engage. The current battle has devolved to an agenda that is almost too limited to warrant the kind of fighting that we’re now seeing in Washington."
To put this in perspective, the Federal deficit increased $54.1Billion in the 8 days preceding the budget deal which only cut $38.5 Billion in spending for the NEXT 6 MONTHS.
This just can't go on, it has to stop!