Rep. Price: Domestic cuts alone, privatizing Medicare won’t solve long-term budget woes

Congress approved $38 billion in spending cuts Thursday, and could vote as early as today on the proposal for fiscal 2012 put forth by Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), the chair of the House Budget Committee.

While many Tea Party conservatives want deeper reductions in federal spending, Rep. David Price (D-NC) says Congress must avoid making “reckless cuts” that will make it “harder for out-of-work Americans to find jobs at a time when our economic recovery is still fragile.”

Rep. Price is among the guests this weekend on News & Views. He discusses the FY2011 Continuing Resolution (which he voted against this week) the upcoming battle over the nation’s debt ceiling, and he shares his thoughts on Rep. Ryan’s plan to revamp Medicare and cut $6 trillion in federal spending over a decade.

For a preview of his radio interview with Chris Fitzsimon, click below:

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3 Comments

  1. Alex

    April 15, 2011 at 10:38 am

    Good old David Price- always quick to criticize, but hasn’t come up with a creative idea other than spending in years. I’m hoping that redistricting will finally put him in retirement.

  2. Matt Ellinwood

    April 15, 2011 at 3:22 pm

    Here are some of his well thought out ideas on the issue:

    http://price.house.gov/apps/list/press/nc04_price/041411A.shtml

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