So what exactly was in that budget deal?

Ezra Klein produced this chart comparing the 2011 continuing resolution with President Obama’s 2011 budget request.

The Republican led House has insisted in draconian cuts across the board except for defense related expenses, and its own legislative budget. The defense department will expand, even without counting the “emergency spending” for the wars. The legislative branch will tighten its belt 2% while “financial services and general government” which includes the White House will be slashed by 10%. The Interior Department is reduced by 8% (mostly the EPA) while Transportation, Housing and Urban Development is cut 18%.


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