Wallace Kicks Durbin Around on Fox News Sunday
Chris Wallace made Dick Durbin pay on Fox News Sunday today for the Democrats game of pretending they're "Meeting the Republicans Halfway" on budget cuts. But the Dems proposed reductions are tiny.
And when they're translated into real numbers, the White House is arguably meeting the GOP just one-sixth of the way — not halfway at all.
The problem is that both sides are starting with President Barack Obama's proposed budget for 2011, which never came close to being enacted into law. Presidential budget blueprints never do. Nonetheless, the GOP suggested $100 billion in spending cuts from that proposal.
Compared with actual current spending levels, the GOP's proposed cuts come out to around $61 billion.
Durbin was sickening on FNS for his commitment to spinning, rather than discussing, the budget issues.