- The Washington Times - Sunday, February 13, 2011

House Republican leaders on Sunday said they were skeptical of the “spending discipline” in President Obama’s budget, one day before the White House releases its 2012 budget proposal.

Details of the president’s proposed budget have been leaking out since Friday, but so far, Republicans aren’t impressed.

“We’ll get the details of this budget tomorrow, but it looks to me that it’s going to be very small on spending discipline and a lot new spending and so-called investments,” Rep. Paul D. Ryan, Wisconsin Republican, said on “Fox News Sunday.”

Mr. Ryan, chairman of the House Budget Committee, said he and other Republicans would have more to say after the budget comes out Monday.

House Speaker John A. Boehner, in an appearance on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” said Republicans will push for even more spending cuts.

“We’re broke,” Mr. Boehner, Ohio Republican, said. “What’s really dangerous is if we do nothing. … We’re going to deal with the entitlement problem.”