The Corner

Lugar Oppose House Budget Bill

Sen. Dick Lugar (R., Ind.), who will be facing at least one challenger in the GOP primary in 2012, said today that he doesn’t support the House’s budget bill. From The Hill:

Sen. Richard Lugar (R-Ind.) said the size of the $61 billion in cuts proposed by the House is “reasonable,” but he wouldn’t support the bill as it stands.

“I would not support the entirety of the House bill,” Lugar said Sunday morning on CNN’s “State of the Union.”

Lugar didn’t specify his concerns with the proposal, clarifying that the $61 billion in spending cuts approved by House Republicans “seems like a reasonable figure.”

“We are spending money that we do not have,” he told Candy Crowley.

Katrina Trinko — Katrina Trinko is a political reporter for National Review. Trinko is also a member of USA TODAY’S Board of Contributors, and her work has been published in various media outlets ...

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