I have a feeling that this was a typical DC “cut”: Plan to spend $100, only spend $75. You cut spending $25!
Has anyone seen details of this bill yet?
In that case, they should plan to spend $100 trillion, then cancel those plans. That’s $100 trillion in cuts. Problem solved.
Only in Washington.
There was no 2011 budget "cut" relative to the 2010 budget. The only thing that was cut was a small amount of money from Obama's failed budget proposal that the Democrats rejected during the last congress.
This is the biggest and most deficit ridden budget in US history, and that includes even the "stimulus" soaked budget of 2010.
Boehner's scam is that he chopped $100 billion off of a failed, exorbitant Obama budget proposal, that wasn't even introduced, and never would have passed during the last Democrat congress.
If Boehner was so afraid of a government shutdown, because of the military, he could have honestly stated that there was nothing that he could do, that there was no real budget cuts, and that people should elect more Republicans in 2012 to resolve the problem.
Or he could have called Obama's bluff on the shutdown.
But that's not what Boehner did. Instead he deceives the public and in exchange he gets nauseating praise from the media.
Your description above of what happened nails it, and the Boehner Bots who infested this website this past weekend need to wake-up.