Quote of the Day: Cutting Government


From Republican Speaker of the House John Boehner, asked by NBC’s Brian Williams to name a federal program that could be cut:

I don’t think I have one off the top of my head.

Roger that. After 20 years in Congress, and after waging a brutal midterm campaign focused almost solely on the need to slash government spending, Boehner can’t come up with a single program cut off the top of his head. He’s a real profile in courage, isn’t he?

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