In the long form proposal, the Senate Republicans said this about spending:
*Require a Statutory Spending Limit. This proposal would set up a statutory process that provides a budget strait-jacket so that Congress is forced to make difficult decisions each year to live within its means, as every American family must, and turns toward a path of fiscal balance.
*Cut Spending to Immediately and Substantially Reduce Deficits. Freezing existing spending as the President has proposed is an inadequate measure of fiscal restraint. We must cut spending relative to current levels to make a down payment on future spending restraint. This effort should also involve reforms to control entitlement spending and strengthen these programs for future generations.
These comments do seem a bit "general" with nothing specific as to how they exactly plan on cutting spending (look what happened just a few weeks ago; thought we were getting billions cut, only got millions cut).
I look at this as at least it's a start--lets hope that they can formulate some more specific ideas for America to consider.
P.S. Yes, I do realize that the chances of them getting any of their ideas passed in the current Senate are basically non-existent; I do however appreciate the fact that they are attempting to address some of the concerns Americans have been speaking out about.