House passes Ryan budget
March 21st, 2013
10:48 AM ET
1 year ago

House passes Ryan budget

(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.


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  1. rs

    Great, so now the GOP owns another $400,000 tax cut for the 1%, and expansion of the debt and deficit, and cuts for the poor.

    And, they wonder why they are losing elections and popularity.

    March 21, 2013 10:50 am at 10:50 am |
  2. Andrew

    It is ridiculous they insist on adding the ObamaCare repeal to this and bragging it barely passed even the house, knowing it will not pass overall.

    March 21, 2013 10:53 am at 10:53 am |
  3. ThinkAgain

    Ryan budget and the "family" analogy:

    "Well, everyone, we've got a lot of debt we waged two unfunded wars and passed unfunded Medicare Part D. Now, I know we could ask Uncle MoreBucks to help out, but that wouldn't be fair to him. The only solution is to starve Grandma and little Timmy here... Just think of the money we'll save on food, clothing and medicine once they die – and Uncle MoreBucks can afford to buy that second private jet he's always wanted!"

    March 21, 2013 10:56 am at 10:56 am |
  4. ghostriter

    Of course it has no chance. He might as well shot for the moon and outlawed abortion, welfare and SS. Hey, why not outlaw taxes as well?

    March 21, 2013 10:58 am at 10:58 am |
  5. Jim

    Waste of time and tax payer money

    March 21, 2013 11:00 am at 11:00 am |
  6. Rudy NYC

    Attention to all of you right wing conservatives who think the Ryan Plan is such a good thing.

    You have all been bamboozled and hoodwinked by those who only serve the most wealthy and powerful. "The Ryan Plan repeals Obamacare," you cry. No it doesn't, not in full. The biggest complaints about Obamacare were increased taxes and the Ryan Plan 3.0 keeps all of them. He takes away insurers denying you insurance or dropping you.

    Ryan takes away all of the sugar, but leaves behind all of the poison. He takes the tax money, most of which will come from the unemployed, the middle class, seniors, students, and the poor, and uses that to partially fund his $5 trillion tax break for the rich. "But, the Ryan Plan promotes economic growth," you cry. Economic growth is just a euphimism for deficit spending until his non-existent growth never materializes, at which time he will blame Democrats for the increased debt and defictis.

    You've been hoodwinked into believing things that are bad for you are in fact very harmful to you.

    March 21, 2013 11:01 am at 11:01 am |
  7. Rusty Krus

    Our country has been stagnant for years and these pieces of garbage waste time on nonsense like this? Why do people still take Republicans seriously?

    March 21, 2013 11:04 am at 11:04 am |
  8. Bob

    Lyin' Ryan just won't stop trying to destroy the middle class.

    Ayn Rand devotees are some truly sick and perverse people.

    March 21, 2013 11:07 am at 11:07 am |
  9. Al-NY,NY

    of course they did and of course it will go NOWHERE in the Senate...but don't count on the righties pouting and saying "Harry Reid did nothing!"

    March 21, 2013 11:08 am at 11:08 am |
  10. MrBeenThere

    Want to to start being fiscally responsible Ryan...... stop wasting the tax payers money on your fantasy budgets and start doing the real work we've asked you to do. Start paying attention to the polling for a start.......... and not your self centered beliefs..

    March 21, 2013 11:08 am at 11:08 am |
  11. Jeff Brown in Jersey

    I love watching a miserable human being fail!

    March 21, 2013 11:09 am at 11:09 am |
  12. ghostriter

    Rudy, I've been pointing out that Ryan uses not only the AHA taxes, but the taxes from the deal brokered in Jan. to pad his numbers. But why should we be surprised...coming from the guy who took stimulus money but not before and after screaming about stimulus money being evil.

    In our next installment of Republican Replay, wait for the immigration bill they come up with to look amazingly like the Dream Act.

    I guess my question is if they were gonna do this stuff, why do they hoop and holla for months before doing it? They held up appointments, only to vote them thru as well. This is politics at its absolute worst.

    March 21, 2013 11:12 am at 11:12 am |
  13. Sniffit

    This Pathology of Plutocracy crap gives people making $1M+ an average of $408,000 in tax cuts and INCREASES Pentagon spending, yet pretends to be revenue neutral. Guess who gets to pay for it.

    GUESS.

    March 21, 2013 11:17 am at 11:17 am |
  14. Palin Power

    We don't need the Ryan plan, we need the Palin Plan!

    March 21, 2013 11:18 am at 11:18 am |
  15. Libertarian For RP

    Rusty Krus

    Our country has been stagnant for years and these pieces of garbage waste time on nonsense like this? Why do people still take Republicans seriously?
    -------------------------–

    Seems to me you should get yourself familiar with all the waste that was in Obama's stimulus bills. Now, that's what you call wasting the money of the hard working tax payer. And, what about all the millions Obama threw at these "green companies" that are now bankrupt. Hmmm, sure makes many of us wonder why people take "these pieces of garbage" Democrats seriously.

    March 21, 2013 11:20 am at 11:20 am |
  16. sonny chapman

    The Deficit: the thing that Cheney said didn't matter; and we all know that Cheney is infallible. It's the only BOOGERMAN that the Repubs. have left ! It is their Raison d'etre.

    March 21, 2013 11:23 am at 11:23 am |
  17. Pete

    That's a no brainer is it democrates,independents that it passed and will they take responsibility when people start egging it like during he and Romneys election..Another AynRand diciples policy reject if I ever seen one and another nail in the republican partys coffin isn't it!!Just keep screwing up republicans ,midterms just can't come fast enough can it people!!

    March 21, 2013 11:26 am at 11:26 am |
  18. Thomas

    " The Path To Prosperity " , A responsible balanced budget ?

    Are Paul Ryan and Michele Bachmann related ?

    This bill isn't going anywhere , what a wast of time . Ryan thinks he will be the GOP pick in 2016 , he's wrong.

    March 21, 2013 11:27 am at 11:27 am |
  19. rs

    Libertarian For RP
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    Yeah, that's nothing to the $trillions Bush flushed in Iraq. Get a clue.

    March 21, 2013 11:27 am at 11:27 am |
  20. Lynda/Minnesota

    "The Deficit: the thing that Cheney said didn't matter;"

    We aren't to call it the "DEFICIT" any longer. That wording has been replaced with "out of control government spending". I suspect it's because the "DEFICIT" is actually going down ... not up.

    March 21, 2013 11:27 am at 11:27 am |
  21. Anthony

    Ryan's budget repeals Obamacare but keeps the revenue from Obamacare. Isn't that the same as raising taxes? So, Republicans, are you saying that raising revenue to balance the budget is OK now?

    March 21, 2013 11:30 am at 11:30 am |
  22. J S

    A pointless, pandering gesture. It would be nice if all parties involved would stop with these time wasting exercises and actually solve the issues facing this nation.

    March 21, 2013 11:31 am at 11:31 am |
  23. maine liberal

    spending cuts and tax cuts = Job cuts

    March 21, 2013 11:51 am at 11:51 am |
  24. Canuck

    I don't care what you say about Ryan, at least he can run a sub 3-hour marathon. Oh wait...

    March 21, 2013 11:53 am at 11:53 am |
  25. Peter Clarke

    It's so hard to watch this time wasting soap opera. Tune in in 3 years and the can will still be rolling down the road. To address our woe's we need innovators without the lobbyist's, special interests, and the super wealthy dictating the operation of our country.

    March 21, 2013 11:56 am at 11:56 am |
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