Cutting federal workforce also means cutting taxpayer services
If you thought the two-year pay freeze President Obama and Congress imposed on federal employees would mollify Republican calls for harsher worker sacrifices, you would be wrong.
The Republican Study Committee, a group that makes up almost 70 percent of the Republicans in the House, wants more.
Cutting spending to 2008 levels, as House Republicans proposed last year, would be just the start for the committee members.
Under the committee's Spending Reduction Act of 2011, "at the beginning of the next fiscal year on October 1, 2011, [non-defense] spending is further reduced to 2006 levels and frozen there for the next decade," the committee said last week. "To help achieve these savings, the bill shrinks the size and cost of the civilian federal workforce and specifically targets over 100 budget items and spending reforms."
| January 25, 2011; 8:00 AM ET
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