(CNN) - The Republican-controlled House of Representatives passed GOP Rep. Paul Ryan's proposed Fiscal Year 2014 budget Thursday. Ryan's budget would cut $4.6 trillion in spending and eliminate the deficit over 10 years, while also repealing President Barack Obama's health care law and overhauling Medicare. The measure is believed to have no chance of clearing the Democratic-controlled Senate.
The vote was 221-207.
If the House leadership was really thinking, then they would have passed a budget that would have some chance of being close to something Senate would pass. I find it hard that they would move so far to get anywhere close to something that could pass in the Senate.
Still waiting for any body to present a budget. The pres has promised one but still nothing
Palin Power wrote:
We don't need the Ryan plan, we need the Palin Plan!
We have already seen the Palin Plan, "Quit while you're ahead."
That's right Linda, I forgot. Like I still forget to refer to the Wealthy as "Job Creators". Orwell & Goebbels would be proud of Mr. Frum.
CNN – now please publish the names and states of those 14 representatives which made the phony difference in this unconscionable vote...so we can see when they are up for re-election and take care of business...American Voter Style!
Another waste of time from the GOP. Vote them all out in 2014.
And republicans yet again waste time with partisen cr@p. Do your jobs!
Stevo – The president has published his budget, its online, want the link?....Republican's say that in public because either they can't operate the internet or can't read or enjoy the words 'plausible deniability'..when they don't like something..it was never presented...when the republicans present something the democrats don't want, they ATTACK IT....the only difference between the 2 is that the American Voter supported the Democratic approach and the Tea baggers have had a noose around the Republican establishment since Nov 2010...with a total UNWILLINGNESS to compromise unlike Mixed Party Congresses in the past..
So basically the GOP believes even though America rejected Romney/Ryan in November, the POTUS should abandon his plans and adopt theirs.
Ok, got it now.
His budget from last time was soundly rejected by public opinion and the November vote. This time, it's even worse. House bills are nothing more than partisan propaganda bills which they use to pretend they are really working on a compromise. They aren't. Same old tired policies, but with new rhetoric to make people think something has changed. It hasn't..
Here's some simple math.
The Ryan Plan has $5 trillion in tax cuts, which would be new debt on top of the existing. How many $50k/year jobs would it take to make up for that amount of debt? Each job could generate a 10% tax rate, which would be $5000, which would work out to $50,000 over a decade.
Do the math. We would need to create more than 100 million jobs that paid $50k/year just to offset the cost of Ryan's tax breaks for the wealthy, much less pay down anything on the national debt.
And the Republicans will state they they produced a budget but the president hasn't. No matter the Republican plan was DOA in the first place. Pure Politics!
"We don't need the Ryan plan, we need the Palin Plan!"
You be sure to let us know if she is ever capable of developing one.