2013 Budget

Senate Democrats Use Gimmick To Conceal Vast Spending in Budget

They just don't count $100B in spending and fudge their assumptions


In their first budget in four years, Senate Democrats claim to have crafted a plan that cuts federal spending a total of $975 billion over the next decade.

"This budget cuts spending responsibly," said Senate Budget Chairman Patty Murray, D-Wash., this week. "There are no sacred cows; we put everything we can on the table."

But an IBD review of the budget data shows that the Senate vastly overstates the size of its spending cuts. In fact, it could be that the Senate budget would, if enacted, increase federal spending by hundreds of billions of dollars.