House passes GOP budget proposal
April 15th, 2011
02:27 PM ET
3 years ago

House passes GOP budget proposal

(CNN) - The House of Representatives passed the Republican leadership's 2012 budget proposal Friday in a 235-193 vote, approving a blueprint for cutting federal deficits by roughly $4.4 trillion over the next decade while radically overhauling Medicare and Medicaid.

The measure is strongly opposed by President Barack Obama. It has little chance of clearing the Democratic-controlled Senate.

soundoff (19 Responses)
  1. Thank God I am a Democrat

    More dog and pony show. How about the house spend tme on things that have a chance to pass.

    April 15, 2011 02:37 pm at 2:37 pm |
  2. MS

    You know instead of approving pointless BS that's never going to pass Republicans could try to actually do something productive for once

    April 15, 2011 02:38 pm at 2:38 pm |
  3. Sniffit

    GOP is now on the record as trying to kill Medicare and Medicaid. Have fun trying to argue otherwise, fools.

    And CNN, why don't you report on the GOP almost passing the even more, FAR more, conservative RSC budget proposal right beforehand. It only failed by 18 votes and the RSC is bragging about it. See, there WAS a majority of Republicans on the record supporting it (for political purposes of course...that's the only reason they do or say anything), but then the Dems all simply voted "present"...172 TIMES. The GOP only managed to narrowly escape passing the far more conservative RSC budget proposal by forcing some of its members to change their politically-motivated "yes" votes to "no." Otherwise it would have passed, insulting Ryan's idiotic proposal and hanging an even worse proposal around the GOP's neck. Boehner and the Bolshevik Bunch are so outmatched by Pelosi it's not even funny. Let's see some tears, GOPers.

    April 15, 2011 02:38 pm at 2:38 pm |
  4. NameYakubu Dembo

    It's quite commendable i hail the house leadership and it's members.

    April 15, 2011 02:40 pm at 2:40 pm |
  5. Veritas

    Hope all who voted gop in 2010 know better in 2012! OBAMA 2012!

    April 15, 2011 02:40 pm at 2:40 pm |
  6. Rudy NYC

    The Ryan Proposal assumes that revenue will increase as unemployment drops well below 4%. Is there anyone current or former Representative or Senator still alive who saw national unemployment that low while serving Congress?

    It promises to cut taxes dramatically increasing spending at the expense of cuts. It also promises to "look at tax loopholes", but makes no commitment to actually close any of them. Just look.

    I've decided to call Washington politics, "The Perpetual Emotion Machine." Sounds like a good book title. Feel free to use it.

    April 15, 2011 02:44 pm at 2:44 pm |
  7. Shirley

    The budget is a crime against the American people. More tax breaks for the wealthy while cutting only those plans that help middle class and senior citizens. We need to take note on who voted yes and make sure they don't stay in Washington.

    April 15, 2011 02:48 pm at 2:48 pm |
  8. GI Joe

    The fascists turned the entire future over to ONE modern-day Hitler that will rule this country by killing the elderly and making ALL WOMEN have babies to work for them later in life at the lowest rate ever in the world's history.

    Who the hell died and made Ryan God over all of us??

    April 15, 2011 02:48 pm at 2:48 pm |
  9. Michael Allen

    Why does the GOP hate America so much?

    April 15, 2011 02:49 pm at 2:49 pm |
  10. Name Tunde

    We all know there are so many roads leading to a market, why is GOP foreclosing sense of reason except to throw the poor masses and elders into further hardship? Giving tax cuts to the rich seems disingenuous and needs a radical turnaround felas. Let's start cutting from there and we would be over one trillion on the way to better handling of our debts. For the benefit of all, the GOP needs to be more reasonable and wear human face to help us.

    April 15, 2011 02:49 pm at 2:49 pm |
  11. GSMITH

    Good Job Republicans. Now we see how Presdent Obama and his liberal friends will lie and deceive the public on this budget.

    April 15, 2011 02:49 pm at 2:49 pm |
  12. kakaraka

    The GOP has just signed a political suicide. Radicals protecting wealthies on the back of seniors and middle class need to be voted out of office.

    April 15, 2011 02:52 pm at 2:52 pm |
  13. Lynda/Minnesota

    One more useless going nowhere bill approved to appease the TeaPers who aren't yet savvy enough to understand that they are once again being used by the GOPers for nothing more than campaign funds. The good news is that each and every one of the GOPers who voted *yes* on this bill, regardless of it becoming law, are now in the position of being critiqued by ALL of America, and will be held responsible for their willingness to once again give the upper 2%ers of America ANOTHER tax decrease, paid for courtesy of the working class and poor. Not too smart a move during a Presidential Campaign year. Talk about Socialism and wealth redistribution ... GOPers are proving once again how absolutely willing they are to redistribute wealth to their hearts content ... giving more and more to the richest amoung us, while continually, and without remorse, trampling on the very least amoung us.

    April 15, 2011 02:54 pm at 2:54 pm |
  14. michaelam

    Thankfully, Nerd Paul's Path to Destruction and Ruin will go nowhere! Love the spin, CNN....."while radically overhauling Medicare and Medicaid." Please engage in factual reporting. Ryan's plan ELIMINATES Medicare and Medicaid as we know it. It does not "overhaul", nor "transform" or any other brainless spin words....it ELIMINATES Medicare and Medicaid. Or, we can even get more specific--Ryan's plan PRIVATIZES Medicare and medicaid.

    Hey Teahadists?! Whose hands are on your Medicare now, fools?

    April 15, 2011 02:54 pm at 2:54 pm |
  15. the real ib

    Yep that for sure the demo's and Obama will oppose anything that stops their out of controll spending. They will tells lies about how the republican plan will destroy senior citizens and medicare. They won't face up to the fact that reforms have to be done to stop the spending. They are destroying this country with their spending and then blaming it on Bush. Can't wait to vote against them next year. Four more years of the worst president this country has ever had will finish the country off. The only reforms the demo's want to for gov. to take controll of everything.

    April 15, 2011 02:57 pm at 2:57 pm |
  16. Freedom

    Thank you GOP! GOP 2012!

    April 15, 2011 03:02 pm at 3:02 pm |
  17. Oy Vey Az

    Okay kids … this betrayal of your future is being perpetrated on you by your grandparents … The Baby Boomers.

    All you young folks are going to be paying for benefits to continue the support of all these hairy-eared Boomers ... you youngsters will never get the same benefits tomorrow for the money that you are now being forced to pay today. Lots of luck to you all.

    April 15, 2011 03:21 pm at 3:21 pm |
  18. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    This is the best thought out budget that the GOP's elite, and most intelligent and razor-sharp minds could come up with: something that was non-viable from the get-go.
    And to think that these duplicitous so-and-sos have no compunction whatsoever asking OURr grannies to work until they drop dead because they are willing to trade-in their Medicare and Social Security in for huge campaign donations from their Corporate Masters, and wealthy 2%ers.
    Thank God for our President who unequivocably said: "Not while I am President".

    April 15, 2011 03:22 pm at 3:22 pm |
  19. Cracker

    Confession; It starts with fair taxation..........anything else is lipstick on a pig. Progressive tax system we use now is simply a race to implosion.

    The Revolution is Fair Taxation, It's where it stars. Investigate the Flat Tax Rate. how they spend it is a ruse, it's starts with Fair collection, that illicits fair and proper spending. Flat Tax revolution is the historic mandate, the time is now.

    Close the Casino. It's inherently rigged,

    April 15, 2011 03:57 pm at 3:57 pm |