Another Budget Game: Can You Top This?

But this time, Democrats vie to see who can cut spending the most

THERE IS NOTHING NEW ABOUT THE WHITE HOUSE and Congress using the budget as the focus for a game of Can You Top This? But a Democratic Congress striving to outdo a Democratic President in cutting spending and the federal deficit? Strange as it sounds, that's what is happening as Congress begins to put the first real numbers on federal spending and revenues. The House budget committee voted to cut spending over the next five years by $63 billion more than Bill Clinton had proposed. The Senate budget committee promptly topped that, voting not only for deeper spending cuts but also...

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