In order to get its temporary debt limit suspension passed, House GOP leaders had to promise House conservatives a budget that cuts spending so deeply — with no new revenues, natch — that it wipes out the deficit in 10 years.
What would such spending cuts look like in the real world? Hint: Insane.
I asked the liberal leaning Center on Budget and Policy Priorities to run the numbers. The result: Such a plan would require downsizing much or all of the federal government by anywhere from one-sixth to one-third.