spending cut

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Noun1.spending cut - the act of reducing spending
cut - the act of reducing the amount or number; "the mayor proposed extensive cuts in the city budget"
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Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell, who helped secure the deal that avoided the "fiscal cliff," said Obama needed to lay out specific spending cut ideas and abandon his tax push.
Mr Mallon told councillors that a further 1% spending cut in 2013-14 which was thought to be a possibility would not now happen.
The spending cut plan calls for continuation by the government of trimming public works outlays at 1-3 percent a year, which would lead to a total cut of 3.
Finance Minister Sadakazu Tanigaki on Monday criticized a reported Democratic Party of Japan pledge to implement a 10 trillion yen government spending cut over the next three years, saying it mimics Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi's fiscal reform drive.
The plan would have let each member of Congress propose a single spending cut or package of cuts anywhere in the federal budget and then required the House to vote on each cut.
According to the report, during a tense closed-door meeting, Republican leaders presented their members with the choice of adding spending cut amendments to the Senate's bill or else proceeding with a simple up-or-down vote.
Mikio Aoki, secretary general for the LDP in the House of Councillors, said the dominant party of the coalition will discuss spending cuts in earnest after the government releases the specifics of its spending cut plan.
INCOME tax reforms proposed in the draft Scottish Budget will only provide relief from public spending cuts for a year, a think-tank have warned.
THE voluntary sector is bearing more than its fair share of public spending cuts, according to a new report.
NCVO chief executive Sir Stuart Etherington said: "Given the Government's deficitreduction priority, it was inevitable that charities would feel the impact of public spending cuts.
The legislation also includes tax increases for high-income earners as well as spending cuts for other programs.