MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar says the last minute budget deal reached Friday night will serve as something of a road map for an overall budget plan still to be worked out. The action averted a federal government shutdown.

“We have an agreement to cut $38.5 billion in spending. I was very glad we came to this agreement. This was a long week,” said Klobuchar before leaving Washington D.C. for Minnesota Saturday morning.

WCCO’s Bruce Hagevik Interviews Sen. Amy Klobuchar

The plan will be voted on mid-week.

“This was just simply a short term thing for this year and the big, big decisions are going to be on that long term, long term budget,” explained Klobuchar.

She said the big issue down the line will be the debt ceiling calling it the leverage we need to do something about the growing national debt.

Comments (28)
  1. joe says:

    Okay, so what are they going to cut?

    1. Walker says:

      As we see in this state, the majority party attempts to cut whatever is not their district., Not saying correct or incorrect to as what is being cut, but that is the way it goes.

  2. SVR Solid says:

    yeah — 38.5 Billion saved only 1260 Billion left to cut to get to a net 0 deficit budget. Wish I could run my household and business this way.

    1. truth hurts says:

      your household has no means to any credit unlike the u.s. governmment or any large corporation…

      Businesses & governments run large budget defcits you only get in trouble when the creditors ask for payment on loans when you can’t raise the cash.

      If China asks for money, we could sell them Minnesota probably solved.

      1. Rusty Shakelford says:

        Go back to school, quit supporting the terrorist, truth hurts!!!

        1. Ow says:

          In that vein. Rusty, go back to school, quit supporting the fascists.

  3. j fee says:

    Wow 38 Billion? Only 1 trillion and change to go! Way to go congress!

  4. Pete says:

    If the way this budget was created is a “road map” for the creation of future budget battles I would not want to be the driver or even near the car. I do not think it is necessary to congratulate anyone for something that should of and could have been done long ago. Who will we vote for when all the regulars prove to be inadequate for the job?

  5. Uriah says:

    Why wasn’t she ask why the dems didn’t pass this budget bill last october?

    1. truth hurts says:

      I don’t think Klobuchar has the guts to tell the truth, so here’s your answer the GOP filibusters at a record number.

      Basically, GOPs made certain that no budget would be passed until the sunset clause in Bush tax cuts were voted on. Filibusters are very powerful. Dems no chance on a up or down vote on budget until the GOP extended the tax breaks for the Top 2 percent. In return, Dems got a payroll relief and extended unemployment.

      Along with the budget, several other bills were stalled by filibusters. We are a very divided country and that will not change anytime soon. It’s gonna be hell 2012 elections. We elect people to fight, call each other names, make false claims and not to work for us. This will not change until we have a strong third on four party in Congress.

      1. Rusty Shakelford says:

        Talk about a lie, and you even know it “truth hurts”. The filibuster is mainly a left-wing tactic used all the time. 87% of all filibusters are by Democrats.
        So, why lie for your own political gains?

        1. Tell the truth Rusty, you quote rush says:

          And in this case is was used by the Republicans. Please tell me where you got the 87% from. If it is this year, that would be perfect logical as they are the minority party. In 2009 and 2010 it would be the Republicans. If you are going to accuse people of putting out lies, at least don’t put garbage back out there yourself. Civil Rights legislation was held up by filibusters. It was the time when the southern democrats were the conservative part of the nation. If you are going to use statistics, make sure it is not damn lies and statistics.

          1. Rusty Shakelford says:

            Hey socialist, you look at pieces of paper and PDF files as if it is some kind of scripture. But,
            what do you really think, tell us all about your perfect world, and what will it cost our families? Oh, I don’t EVER listen to that fat man or any one else. Funny how you label us.

          2. Rusty Shakelford says:

            Funny how shallow they are, you want argue about 82%-89%? THIS IS HOW YOU CONFUSE THE UNEDUCATED INTO VOTING DEMOCRAT.

            1. Tell the truth Rusty, you quote rush says:

              You are as hateful of a person on this board as I have read. Your childish name calling is absurd. I merely ask you if you pulled the number 87% out of your orfice of waste. The cost of the filibuster in the end was more lost revenue adding to the debt.
              How do the republicans incite the uneducated into voting for them? They draw on hate.

          3. Rusty Shakelford says:

            Civil Rights legislation is only out to help the black man. They are as racist as they come.

            1. Tell the truth Rusty, says:

              Mark go sit in your house in the western suburbs, look out the window and be thankful you are alive. It is Sunday. Go to a church and try to find some goodness in the world. I am sorry that you have become such a hateful old man

  6. Whos you Daddy? says:

    They need to get control of the spending 4 Trillion in two years if Obama get elected in 2012 what will it be at the end of 8 years in office

  7. Pavel says:

    To “Who’s Your Daddy”: You have to understand most of that came as the result of the near collapse of our financial system, which occurred under Bush prior to Obama taking office.

    1. Walker says:

      Why would daddy want the truth to upset his idea that the problems are all the fault of the Democrats? Reality is simple. Wars cost a lot of money. The lasting effects of war is going to cost a lot of money. Social services cost a lot of money. If you borrow money you have to pay it back. When we elect moderates, things balance out after they correct the mistakes of the extremes. The correction has not occurred because we still have the extremes.

  8. Murph says:

    The way to cure all these troubles the government and their favorite poeple want to dump on you is not easy but probably overdue! No 1 is to give the oil companies and hedge funds an immediate payback by wide spread under consumption of gasoline.No2 is to spend on solar panels and insultation and better milage vehicles.Grocery shop once every two weeks.With summer coming don’t use the air conditioning until you really need it.”Beware of Dog’ sign is a good crime avoiding manuever. Don’t go sit in a germ , virus and bacteria filled waiting room unless you really need to.Most of those’preventative” visits are a scam and you are bringing home germs enough to infect your entire family and freinds.Fight back with less driving and better mileage vehicles. Let them know you have had enough and you’re not gonna take it anymore! If you are not a millionaire the GOP is doing nothing for you whatsoever.Never have and never will.You ain’t one of them with your vote and that will never change! Stand up,quit crawling!

    1. Rusty Shakelford says:

      We will never forget the terrorist acts at the RNC the were covered up, and ALL of the others. MURPH

      1. Tell the truth Rusty, says:

        There were enough video cameras around. There was cover up of nothing. The terrorist acts are the hateful people like you. You could try to formulate an argument rather than just coming up with hateful jargon.

  9. Rusty Shakelford says:

    See Murph and all other elite liberals HAVE A PLAN FOR YOU!!!
    Why? Some say it is because they are all open atheists, so they in power gives them a god-like feeling. Murph, You are what we are fighting against.

    1. Tell the truth Rusty, says:

      You are projecting big time.

  10. Darren says:

    From the way I understand it, you could take all of the money in the USA held by the largest companies and the largest income earners and that would pay for the Federal Government’s bills for less then one year. So you tax everyone all the money they have left, and then nobody has any money. Then what?

    The democrats didn’t do a budget the last two years, the republicans can’t get enough cuts in the defeciet to make diddly squat. Both parties don’t do their jobs, both parties are for themselves and not the American People.

    A Revolution is at hand my friends. We can’t take any more of this from our supposed government.

    1. Harvey says:

      You understand poorly. First of with a Republican president for 8 years the deficit went up every year. Supply side economics don’t work when you start billion dollar a day wars.An economic mess started by both parties had to be sorted out by the current president. If a budget was done, how are they spending money?
      Money by profit of companies also shows how wrong you are The top 50 fortune 500 companies as listed by Forbes magazine by profit made far more in profit than the US government spending in 2010. The revolution at hand may be when the population finally figures out that they are working for nothing while the companies haul in record profits. Alas it will be hamstung by bickering among the plebes as to someone getting something that someone else did not and then the movement will all far apart.

  11. Grover says:

    Post a picture of your face, ugly (as in personality) racist, sexist jerk.

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