Manzullo votes to cut $315 billion over 10 Years to pay troops, avert government shutdown
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WASHINGTON – Congressman Don Manzullo (R-IL) voted for legislation Thursday, that will cut federal spending by $38.5 billion through this September and $315 billion over 10 years. The effort aims to ensure American military forces are paid, and the government averts a shutdown.
“It has been an extremely difficult process trying to convince the president and Senate Democrats that our government is being swallowed up by debt,” Manzullo said. “Our nation (will be) on the brink of economic disaster if we don’t start cutting spending significantly.
“Today’s legislation is a start on that path, but deeper cuts need to occur if we are going to improve our economy and allow our employers to put Americans back to work.”
The Illinois Republican said because the federal government borrows $.40 for every dollar it spends, it will incur about $1.6 trillion more than it will receive in 2011.
Manzullo noted that President Obama’s “hold-the-line” budget will increase the national debt from $14 trillion to $24 trillion in the next decade if measures to curb spending are not implemented now.
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