The conservative House Republican Study Committee released its own budget proposal last week to pressure the White House and Republican congressional leaders to get serious about what Rep. Mike Pence (R.-Ind.), the RSC chairman, and Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R.-Tex.), chairman of the RSC’s Budget and Spending Task Force, happily call "shrinking the size of the federal government."
The RSC proposal would cut almost $700 billion in federal spending over five years, balancing the federal budget. Rather than merely reducing programs, it advocates completely eliminating many, including the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities, Planned Parenthood funding, subsidies for Amtrak, and numerous other programs that have been getting far too many tax dollars for far too long.
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