Thursday, March 3, 2011

McCaskill optimistic about compromise with the House

Despite a difference in priorities, Senator Claire McCaskill remains optimistic that the House and the Senate can reach an agreement on a budget.

The Democratic Senator from Missouri says that she wants to look beyond discretionary spending and tackle the entire budget.

"Cuts are important but I think it is, frankly, doesn’t make much sense to have all of the cuts come out of 12 or 15 percent of the budget. And that’s the part of the budget that educates our kids, builds our highways, and provides important assistance to state and local governments," McCaskill said.

McCaskill highlighted wasteful government spending. One egregious example is an agency that contracted a pricey public relations firm, even though the agency had its own federal PR staff on the government payroll.

Jacob McCleland, KRCU


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