Republicans have made clear that cutting spending is their top priority. Incoming House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, is promising weekly votes on spending cuts, and conservative Republican Sen. Tom Coburn of Oklahoma warned of a national catastrophe if the deficit doesn't get reduced.LOLOLOLOLOLOLOL!!! Yes, EVERYONE will be called on to sacrifice, and the wealthy will have to sacrifice to a greater extent, says the man who vociferously advocated extending the Bush tax cuts to the wealthiest USians and who now wants to pay for them by slashing social programs that serve the poorest USians.
"There will not be one American that will not be called to sacrifice" under the needed spending cuts to deal with the deficit, Coburn said on "FOX News Sunday."
While acknowledging that "those that are more well-to-do will be called to sacrifice to a greater extent" -- a traditional Democratic stance -- Coburn said the increased spending of the past decade under both Obama and former President George W. Bush required immediate and significant cuts to show financial markets and investors here and abroad that the United States is serious about balancing its books.
That shit would be fucking hilarious if it wasn't so tragic.
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