Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Rubio outlines plan for government cuts

U.S. Senate candidate Marco Rubio on Monday proposed having a constitutional amendment requiring Congress to balance the budget and endorsed a requirement that any future taxes be approved by a two-thirds vote of the House and Senate.

Rubio's 12-point plan for cutting government spending also calls for slicing the budgets of the White House and Congress by 10 percent, ending the economic stimulus plan, banning all earmarks and freezing all federal spending to 2008 levels, with the exception of spending on defense and veterans.

Rubio also wants to give the president the line-item veto and also have a policy of hiring one federal civilian employee for every two that leave.

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