PatriotAction Network Federal spending has skyrocketed in recent years. Between 2008 and 2010, Democrats increased discretionary spending by 24%. And since 2007, total federal spending has risen by nearly 36%. Simply â€œfreezingâ€ spending at these bloated levels will do nothing to prevent the nationâ€™s job-crushing debt burden from doing further harm to our economy. The House has already approved a bill to save taxpayers $61 billion and keep the government running after March 4. To date, however, Senate Democrats have recklessly refused to cut even one penny from the federal budget. For this reason, the House will vote this week on a short-term bill saves taxpayers $4 billion while keeping the government open for two more weeks.
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