Often, reducing spending is seen as a partisan issue. Of course, this perception is entirely false. Out-of-control federal spending is a nonpartisan issue, affecting those of all political stripes. For instance, President Obama has proposed several important spending reforms in various budgets. But, as we know, there tends to be a huge gap between rhetoric and reality, across the political spectrum.
To that end, here is a list of a few of the cuts that President Obama has previously advocated in budgets since 2011, compiled by the Institute to Reduce Spending.
As the debt limit debate begins to heat up, and those on both sides of the aisle stake their positions, fiscal leaders would be wise to incorporate spending reductions like the following into their negotiations. Will you tell your elected officials on both sides of the aisle to Stand with Obama on the need for spending reform?