POLITICS

GOP Divided On Need To Offer Alternative Budget

04/14/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Congressional Republicans are engaged in a highly coordinated political assault on President Obama's budget, but they are not so united when it comes to offering an alternative to the spending plan they have been shredding as irresponsible.

Breaking with the House, Senate Republicans say they do not intend to offer a full counterproposal to Mr. Obama's sweeping $3.6 trillion spending blueprint, a decision that will spare them from outlining potentially painful decisions required to bring federal books more in line with their call to hold down spending, cut taxes and reduce the deficit.

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