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Boehner Can't Think Of A Single Government Program He Would Cut

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New Speaker of the House John Boehner was unable to come up with a single government program he would cut when quized by NBC's Brian Williams (via Below The Beltway). The exact quote, from the interview (via Reason): WILLIAMS: Name a program right now that we could do without. BOEHNER: I don’t think I have one off the top of my head. The news is definitely concerning conservatives who thought the new Congress was prepared to take a real hatchet to government spending. Nick Gillespie, editor of Reason Magazine (libertarian) is particularly upset: If after four years in the supposed wilderness you get power and the first thing you do is walk back the suggestion that you're gonna cut $100 billion out of fiscal year 2011 (still without a budget!), and then your main guy bumbles the query above...well, you're not winning any fans among the growing ranks of independents (read: crypto-libertarians) who want a smaller government that does less and costs less. Not a particulary good start for the new Republican House.

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Comment by Doug Nusbaum
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no one EVER suggest means testing government pensions. It is like that is so sacred that it is unspeakable. 

Comment by Anonymous
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 Boehner?  Typical gut-wind politician.  Did anyone really expect anything else?


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