May 10th, 2012
08:00 PM ET

Congressman Wittman disputes CBO report: 1.8M Americans will lose food stamps under House GOP plan

CNN's Erin Burnett tackles congress' vote to cut social programs rather than having mandatory spending cuts to defense spending.  Virginia Congressman, Rob Wittman says he has made the tough choices when comes to spending cuts.

House passes bill undoing defense cuts

In a vote that was almost entirely along party lines, the house of representatives passed a Republican bill that cuts $243 billion from the budget over 10 years. Those cuts are meant to help offset a massive mandatory $500 billion cut to defense spending. The mandatory cuts will happen at the beginning of next year if congress can't agree on $1.2 trillion in overall cuts and so far, not a lot of agreeing is going on.

No democrat supported the Republicans' bill and it's pretty much dead on arrival in the Senate.

Filed under: Economy • Politics
soundoff (2 Responses)
  1. leitrim

    Kudos to Erin burnett for exposing this rascal–we all support the troops and their families =what we dont support is the largesse and weapons spending, obsolete airplanes and aircraft carriers to keep some of his friends working aganinst the American People. This cscoundrel and others needs to be exposed for what they are–greedy politiicans who are about themselves hiding under the defense $$–play these same interviews around election time and lets roust these greedy scoundrels from public life–

    May 11, 2012 at 10:08 am | Reply
  2. Dave Robinson

    The implications of the conversation with Congressman Wittmann, are eerily reminisant of the warning of Pres. Eisenhower in his farewell address of Jan. 17,1961 about the danger of the Military-Industrial complex controlling our government and our way of life (and he was also a Republican). Keep up the good work, Erin. Congrats on the engagment! Your loyal old viewer.

    May 11, 2012 at 6:15 am | Reply

Post a comment


CNN welcomes a lively and courteous discussion as long as you follow the Rules of Conduct set forth in our Terms of Service. Comments are not pre-screened before they post. You agree that anything you post may be used, along with your name and profile picture, in accordance with our Privacy Policy and the license you have granted pursuant to our Terms of Service.