Washington DC--Republicans were shocked that they might have to cut spending to reduce the budget if they want to extend Bush Tax cuts that they think are so great for our economy.
"I know that we have promised a lot of things in the past, and sure we claim to be for smaller government, but cutting spending just isn't something our party stands for. Just look at what Ronald Reagan and the Bush administrations did when it came to spending money. Government grew so much, and did anyone complain about it, besides those crummy democrats pointing out our hypocrisy," Congressman Boehner said.
Republicans are promising to cut spending, but haven't been able to say what they would cut.
"I would love to say that we would cut programs that aren't important to the well being of this wonderful country, but I know that the only way I can stay in office is by making sure we don't cut any government programs. I understand everyone in someway relies on all these programs, and lobbyist stay rich because of these programs. Isn't that my job to make sure lobbyist, such as ex-congressman stay employed," Boehner added.
"Republicans like to portray Democrats as Tax-and-Spend Liberals, but in reality Republicans are No-Tax-for-Rich-and-Lots-of-Spending Conservatives," President Obama said to a crowd of college students in Madison, Wisconsin.
The midterm election is three weeks away and Republicans are avoid answering any questions about spending cuts, but expect the name calling to increase as candidates make more promises to protect their plush jobs.