Democrats Don’t Want To Engage With Republican Spending Cut “Gimmicks”
House Republicans recently announced something called “YouCut” which allowed Americans to suggest, and then vote on, targeted spending cuts. And what did Americans vote for? After 81,000 votes, $2.8 billion in Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF, a/k/a welfare) funding has been targeted.
The Democrat reaction? They’re not interested in spending cut “gimmicks.”
Democrats say they’re not going to engage Republicans in any piecemeal program cuts based off of votes on a web site.
“Democrats want to work with Republicans on serious ways to bring down the deficit, not engage in gimmicks,” said Katie Grant, a spokesman for House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.).
I’d hardly call a $2.8 billion spending cut to an unnecessary entitlement program to be a “gimmick.”
The problem isn’t that Democrats don’t want to engage on gimmicks. The problem is that Democrats simply do not want to cut spending. They’d’ much rather keep spending, and just take more from us to pay for it.Tags: deficit, democrats, eric cantor, national debt, spending, tanf, welfare, youcut