That is $17 billion more than the huge cuts proposed by the President.
I've proposed cuts to things I care deeply about, like community action programs.
The Administration has proposed such cuts, to help pay for its health insurance proposal.
He would do better to propose specific cuts ahead of the spending review.
The Commission has already proposed substantial cuts in the area of social policy.
But to another question on the same subject: "I will not be proposing substantial cuts."
He has ordered each city agency to propose cuts of 7.5 percent - or more than $500 million in all.
The initiative comes in response to deeper cuts proposed by the Democrats.
The deep cuts proposed by the Mayor would solve that problem, city budget officials said.
For that to happen, the Republicans would probably have to propose huge cuts in entitlement programs.