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Ryan: ‘We’re going to cut spending’

The incoming House Budget Committee chairman said Sunday that Republicans are going to get to work cutting spending in order to cut the deficit in the next Congress.

Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), appearing on “Fox News Sunday,” said that the first order of business will be doing “what the Democrats didn’t do. We’re going to cut spending.”

“I find it sort of interesting that after this massive spending spree that took place over the last two years, the creation of two new health care entitlements, now there’s concern about deficits when they have a chance of raising taxes,” he said, stressing that the majority of the tax deal was about keeping rates where they are, but panning the other $313 billion in spending add-ons.

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