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Monday, July 18, 2011

Obama Wants Everyone To Share the Sacrifice... Except For Him

We have been hearing quite a bit from Democrats and Barack Obama about "shared sacrifice", yet when it comes to spending cuts to the Executive Office of the President (EOP), cuts roughly in line with the cuts to other departments in various House spending bills that have been taken up so far, Barack Obama balks.

Proposed House cuts to the Executive Office of the President's (EOP) budget will hurt administration efforts to cut the deficit, the White House argues.

The Obama administration made the argument in comments on H.R. 2434, the 2012 Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act. That bill could be on the House floor as early as next week, and would decrease funding for the EOP from $705 million to $640 million.

Seems everyone but Obama should have to sacrifice.