Talk radio pundit Rush Limbaugh blasts the federal budget agreement reached on Friday, saying that if spending cuts total only $38 billion there is going to be "hell to pay" with tea party activists who want much deeper cuts.
He also criticizes the GOP for compromising with Democrats, and says if they continue to "cave" it will be a "disaster" for conservatives in promulgating their agenda.
On his Monday show, Limbaugh began his discussion of the budget agreement by saying that the tea party has changed the entire debate.
"I never thought I'd see a day when the budget is the primary focus of interest in the United States of America," he said. "The tea party has changed all of that.
"But 38 billion? What happened to the campaign promise of $100 billion?"
Rush said he told an audience Friday night that "if $38 billion is it, there's going to be hell to pay. This is not going to be satisfactory, not when we accrue $38 billion in debt in two and a half days." [...]
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