Obama Wins More Spending Cuts Than Bush
This probably won’t stop the stereotyping of liberals as big spenders, but the fact is that President Obama got 60% of his proposed spending cuts from Congress, including cuts in programs President Bush couldn’t slash.
The administration says Congress accepted at least $6.9 billion of the $11.3 billion in discretionary spending cuts Mr. Obama proposed for the current fiscal year. An analysis by The Washington Times found that Mr. Obama was victorious in getting Congress to slash 24 programs and achieved some level of success in reducing nine other programs.
By comparison, the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget says Mr. Bush won 40 percent of his spending cuts in fiscal 2006 and won less than 15 percent of his proposed cuts for 2007 and 2008.
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