Can Congress Spend Just One Dollar Less?

November 4, 2013

[Washington, D.C.] Let Freedom Ring, a non-partisan public policy organization based in Delaware, asked members of Congress recently if they could make a cut to the federal budget. What were they asking for? A reduction of one dollar from the previous year. To do this, Congress would have to cut the 2014 budget by nearly $150 billion.

Here is what some members of congress had to say:

Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-New York):

“I think we ought to spend more.”

Rep. Alan Grayson (D-Florida):

“Please no gimmicks, ok? Seriously, we’re dealing with issues of war and peace here and you come up to me with a dollar bill.”