USA Today ran a column by Grove City College professor Paul Kengor on Oct. 29 describing how the GOP-congress actually did manage to cut spending — and for two straight years.
Kengor says he was inspired to write it after hearing Congressman Tim Murphy (R-Pa18) make the claim during a stump speech. He was skeptical of it so he checked it and, lo and behold, found it to be true.
Spending dropped from $3.6 trillion in 2011 to $3.54 trillion in 2012 to $3.45 trillion in 2013.
It was the first time spending was cut in consecutive years since 1953-55.
The deficit has been cut to $500 billion which is less than half of what it was when the Democrats controlled everything in 2010, says Kengor.
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