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FreedomWorks Key-Votes Against Emerging Budget Deal

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“It’s disingenuous for Republicans to surrender the only real spending reforms accomplished under the Obama Administration, and call that a deal," FreedomWorks President Matt Kibbe said in a statement. "Immediate spending and revenue hikes without long-term reforms to spending and entitlement programs isn’t a deal, it’s just another manufactured, govern-by-crisis shakedown."

The group expressed concerns that the deal would likely (according to reports by TPM and others) raise the sequester-level spending level of $967 billion for 2014 to about $1 trillion without reforming entitlement programs.