House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) touted a government-spending package unveiled by House Republicans late Friday night, arguing that it’s part of a GOP effort to “liberate our economy” from big government.
The package, which would fund the governmen through the end of the fiscal year, represents a $100 billion cut from Obama’s 2011 budget request. The massive cuts were a result of a challenge to GOP leadership by Tea Part freshmen, who argued that Republicans initial proposal was not steep enough.
Boehner warned that the package is only the beginning of Republican efforts to reel in spending.
“We will not stop there, not when we’re broke and Washington’s spending binge is making it harder to create jobs,” he said in a Saturday morning statement.
Boehner continued: “Republicans are focused on creating a better environment for economic growth and job creation. To do that, we need to liberate our economy from the shackles of out-of-control spending and big government.”