House Republicans committed to cut $100 billion in 2011. Here is a list of the proposed program cuts.
Here are two points to consider when opponents argue that cuts will "hurt students, the elderly, our nation's defense, 700,000 jobs will be lost", etc.
1. These are waste cuts, not elimination of the programs.
2. Remember the $861 billion "one time" stimulus? That money was included in the baseline for the 2012 budget. Then a few billion in program cuts were made creating the illusion of greater debt reductions than actually occurred. Here is a closer look at the 2012 Budget.