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Are The GOP's Cuts Serious?

FrumForum asks around. Here's Steve Bell:

Bottom line–if you want to cut $100 billion from spending in FY11, you will have to start with immediate furloughs of hundreds of thousands of government workers, stop paying the government’s share of the TSP savings programs, close down most government funded operations, and stop most of the research grants the U.S. funds.

It can be done.  But if it is done, President Obama and the Democratic Party will have been given one of the great electoral gifts of all time.

Just imagine the head of a local hospital, funded in part by federal monies, who headed up the finance team for one of the new House Republicans, calling that Member and saying, “Holy Cow, do you know that you have just closed down part of the cancer wing here.”