Republicans launch risky gamble on budgets

Rep. Tom Price, R-Ga. meets with reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington. Republican drive to cut spending, which begins in earnest this week of Feb. 7, 2011, marks a political gamble that the public's hunger for smaller government will trump its appetite for benefits, subsidies and other federal support. Georgia Rep. Tom Price calls it the ``$64,000 question,'' and then promptly answers it: "People will be supportive of almost any decreases in spending as long as they believe they're done in an open, equitable and fair manner." (AP Photo/Harry Hamburg, File)

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