A No Brainer for House Conservatives

Not only does Senator Reid’s long-term, balanced debt limit proposal give our economy more certainty than Speaker Boehner’s short-term bill, but it also reduces the deficit more than the GOP plan. So, our question of the day is this: which proposal should the House consider?

Senator Reid’s Proposal: “CBO estimates that this legislation would reduce budget deficits by about $2.2 trillion between 2012 and 2021 relative to CBO’s March 2011 baseline adjusted for subsequent appropriation action.”

Or

Speaker Boehner’s: “CBO estimates that the legislation would reduce budget deficits by about $850 billion between 2012 and 2021 relative to CBO’s March 2011 baseline adjusted for subsequent appropriation action.”

For House conservatives, who argue they are committed to cutting spending, the choice should be a no-brainer.