House Republicans passed a plan this week to redistribute the spending cuts forced by the failure of the super committee last year. The original plan calls for many of the cuts to come from defense spending, but most Republicans say reductions of that size leave our security vulnerable and require the cuts to be spread around to other programs.
Rep. Mike Pompeo, R-Kan., explains what the GOP is trying to do and where the party wants to cut instead of making huge reductions in defense.
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"When something gets put in place it is so hard to undo," Pompeo told WND. "We're seeing Republicans too look at the programs that have been entrenched for a long time and balk when it comes time to do what American needs us to do on spending."
Pompeo also describes his effort to end funding for the Economic Development Agency – and explains what that office even does. The congressman tells WND how big of an issue deficit spending is to his constituents and why he thinks Mitt Romney is up to the job of reining in the red ink.