As promised, the House of Representatives’ newly elected Tea Party caucus is preparing to take a scalpel to the national budget. Understandably, they don’t want to touch things like defense spending, Medicare, and Social Security, because a high percentage of Tea Partiers are completely reliant on these government-run services. Instead, they are taking an even sharper scalpel to the other 36% of the budget, where so much wasteful spending often occurs on things such as education and scientific research.
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