Here comes the shocking part: The cut was suggested by Obama.
(The Hill) — House and Senate appropriators revealed details of the 2011 spending-cut deal early Tuesday morning, missing a self-imposed midnight deadline.
In dueling press releases, House Republicans emphasized the magnitude of cuts they won in the six-month spending bill after marathon negotiations, while Senate Democrats emphasized cuts they were able to avoid or diminish. . . .
The Homeland Security Department sees significant cuts as well: $226 million is cut from the southern border fence at the suggestion of the Obama administration, and the number of Transportation Security Administration workers is capped. FEMA first-responder grants are cut by $786 million.
Contributions to the U.N. and other international institutions are cut $377 million [we kick in over $6 billion annually to the UN — ed]; federal highway investment is cut $650 million.
HT: Expose the Media