As the discussion surrounding the budget has been increasing in recent weeks, the Republicans have been claiming that there need to be drastic cuts in order to reduce the deficit. What they seem to ignore is the plain and simple fact that economists all suggest that the cuts they are proposing could have a devastating impact on the economy. That is why Democrats like Steny Hoyer have taken to the floor of the House of Representatives to discuss "the real budget story."
During the morning hour speeches yesterday, Hoyer spoke about the current budget debate and how part of the reason the GOP's cuts are so harmful is that they are placing certain portions of the budgets off limits for cuts. Hoyer says that this is the wrong approach and we must look at the entire budget, not just discretionary spending, to solve our budget challenge.