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Pompeo: Cutting spending is hard to do

At a candidate forum in Derby on October 30, 2012, U.S. Representative Mike Pompeo, a Republican who represents the Kansas fourth district, explained that while many are in favor of cutting spending in the abstract, it’s difficult to pin down support for cutting specific programs. Plus, agreements to cut spending in exchange for tax increases must be viewed cautiously, as experience has been that the tax increases take effect, but not the spending cuts.