GOP budget: Cut here, cut there, cut everywhere
April 5th, 2011
03:40 PM ET
11 years ago

GOP budget: Cut here, cut there, cut everywhere

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) - Paul Ryan is a budget cutting machine. His ambitious new proposal tackles Medicaid, Medicare, long-term debt and short-term spending.

Most of the eye-popping $6 trillion in savings over the next decade come from getting a handle on those long-term issues.


Filed under: Budget • Government Shutdown • Paul Ryan
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  1. grrace

    Paul Ryan is not serious about the budget, and the GOP have no credibility. GOP already tanked the economy, so WHY on earth would we allow them to TANK the economy again? Ryan's budget "cuts" are engineered to TANK the economy and RAISE the Unemployment rate...AGAIN!

    April 5, 2011 03:47 pm at 3:47 pm |
  2. diridi

    for casting your votes blindly for these GOP thugs....that's what you get....your GOP is threatening to cut basics.....feel, experience, and be educated.....idiots...

    April 5, 2011 03:56 pm at 3:56 pm |
  3. rs

    Yes, folks this is the real GOP: Be sure the rich get BIG tax cuts, run wars off-books, give out corporate welfare, spend like mad and then make the poor and the elderly pay for it. Class. Real class.

    April 5, 2011 03:56 pm at 3:56 pm |
  4. Bill

    It's about time.

    April 5, 2011 03:57 pm at 3:57 pm |
  5. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    Hey CNN! Where do you come up with these headlines? My God, the republicans will not cut any taxes for the wealthiest Americans, will not cut tax breaks for big oil or big businesses, will not close loopholes for those who ship jobs overseas. That is not everywhere, unless you mean everywhere applies only to cutting benefits to those in the middle class, seniors, the poor, children, college students, union workers, public employees, teachers, firemen, and policemen.

    April 5, 2011 03:59 pm at 3:59 pm |
  6. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    I look forward to the day when right wingnuts and baggers have to move out of their parents basement.

    April 5, 2011 04:00 pm at 4:00 pm |
  7. Sniffit

    "Tackles"? Quite the euphamism. Try "destroys" or "obliterates" or "eviscerates." Those would be more accurate. But hey, carry that water CNN...the GOP can't carry it alone.

    Besides, the first two sentences alone give undue credit to what Ryan proposes as they presume any of what he claims is even remotely true or accurate. He CLAIMS to save $6T. He CLAIMS to fix Medicare etc. He CLAIMS that his budget will reduce unemployment to the fictional daydream of 4% by 2015. Alot of it isn't even remotely true or based in the reality expert economists are talking about around the country, and there's already a flood of information on the web pointing out the problems with his claims, fuzzy math and fictional numbers. I would encourage everyone to start searching for the facts. You apparently won't get them here.

    April 5, 2011 04:02 pm at 4:02 pm |
  8. Sniffit

    @ Four and the Door

    I'm not INSINUATING class warfare. I'm outright claiming it exists already. I'm pointing out that it is a complete and utter reality that is being completely and utterly ignored and turned on its head by the GOP claiming that Obama and the Dems want to "re-distribute" the wealth. It's already being re-distributed. THE NUMBERS DON'T LIE. What ticked you off the most? The string of FACTS I can recite like I did in that previous article that PROVE class warfare has been and IS taking place, with the extremely wealthy winning for the past several decades by widening the wealth gap and accumulating, hording and consolidating the VAST majority of this nation's wealth while the middle-class shrinks and its share of the wealth dwindles...or is it the fact that you really can't win and argument with me because, frankly, I'm 100% right on this one?

    As for race warfare? Anyone who can't look at the facts and conclude that a large part of the conservative coniption fit we've been trying to deal with for the past 2 years is largely fueled by the election of a black man as POTUS, the demographic data of how the votes broke down in 2008 and demographic studies showing the shift away from white majority in the US...well, it doesn't suprise me that the conservatives' narrowminded myopia extends that far. The sudden irrational tantrum over illegal immigration, ramped up "voter fraud" campaigns targetting communities with large and growing minority populations, birther nonsense, attacks on ACORN and others who conduct voter registration drives in minority neighborhoods (again, with no evidence of a widespread conspiracy of fraud), the islamaphobia idiocy, believing Obama is a secret muslim, hissy fits over the New Black Panthers, Breitbart and Steve King in the vanguard on claiming without any basis in fact that the Pigford Settlement is entirely fraudulent and constitutes "reparations," and a whole host of other nonsense we've had to listen to from you people. You can even see the GOP's reactionary stance by looking at the huge discrepancy in the youth vote Obama garnered versus McCain and the sudden attacks on the history books in places like TX and VA or the recent efforts and comments from new GOP governors and state legislatures with respect to attempting to attenuate college voter registration. If it's not obvious, it's only because you refuse to peek outside your ideological bubbles.

    Try as you might, you're not going to stop me from making these claims by trying to characterize them as meaningless, baseless and made for no other reason that to stir up hate or fear. I USE FACTS, EVIDENCE, STATISTICS. I CITE THEM ALL THE TIME. There's ample support for the positions that the wealthy have conducted class warfare on the middle-class for several decades and that the GOP's rightward shift under the political cover provided by Astroturf Frankenstein was fueled in large part by race. You just don't want to address it and neither does the media because it's a losing battle for you, so you retreat to claiming victimhood as a cheap trick to de-legitimize your critics. CRY ME A RIVER..

    April 5, 2011 04:02 pm at 4:02 pm |
  9. gt

    and defence.... where is there pain .....

    April 5, 2011 04:10 pm at 4:10 pm |
  10. Rudy NYC

    Mr. Ryan, tax cuts are spending, too. Without higher taxes and other revnue increases, then your solution is part of the problem. The will of the American people that your party claims that it stands for are asking for tax increases.

    GOP successes in the fall election were not and should not have been regarded as ideological success, Mr. Ryan. The GOP promise was jobs, not hard right ideology. Jobs, jobs, jobs. Jobs increase revenue, Mr. Ryan. Increased jobs will cure some of the funding issues with Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid. Jobs, jobs, jobs, Mr. Ryan.

    If you party follows through with this ideological proposal, then you will guarantee that your party will be a long time in rising to a position of power in Washington again. Maybe, that is why you are currently making this "Hail Mary" power play. Maybe you do see the writing on the wall. If you do, read it. It is the written word of the will of the people.

    For the past 30 years, GOP policies have been a war on the middle class. Reagan defined the art of deficit spending, not the Democrats. He left office with a national debt a factor of 10 times higher than when he entered, while the country endured 2 recessions.

    Budget deficits increased under Bush, Sr. complete with a financial crisis of his own brought on by misdeeds of those running the financial instutions.. Budgets were balanced out by Clinton, a Democrat

    Deficits ballooned to unheard of heights under Bush, Jr, culminating in the worse finanical crisis since the Great Depression and left the war weary middle class battered and bruised. Political stone wallilng stalled the recovery, and false rhetoric made it appear that the GOP had the add jobs.

    The GOP is writing its' future with this budget proposal. The middle class sees it for what it is, and more importantly for what it is not. No jobs. Tax cuts abound. Exactly the opposite of the will of the American people.

    April 5, 2011 04:12 pm at 4:12 pm |
  11. Rudy NYC

    Are those lightning bolts forming on his finger tips?

    April 5, 2011 04:23 pm at 4:23 pm |
  12. rusty155

    Mr Pual Ryan why Is It all the Republican budget cuts against the Middle Class and the Poor and the OLD and nothing from the Rich. You even want to Extend Bush tax cut for the Rich. The way I understand the bush Tax Cut was so the Rich could find more JOBS, well the Tax Cuts been In place For SIX YEARS now and It hasn't work. I think It time to get rid of them ,and start getting some money coming Into the Government. This will Help to get the Deficit down , Most American people are willing to go back to paying taxes what they were be for the Bush tax cuts. A lot of people I talk too say they had about all they can stand with Republican. Most American people think the Tea Party Is A big joke and pay for and run by the KOCH'S BROTHER. Just reminder one thing the House and The Senate are too work for ( WE THE PEOPLE ) not WE the RICH.

    April 5, 2011 04:23 pm at 4:23 pm |
  13. Regis

    How long these lunatics’ republicans and their tea sniffers zombies think they will bleed and profit on the back of the middle class and the poor of this country??? republicans are true puppets in the hand of their corporate masters and the top 1%. The US will no longer be immune to what happen in Egypt or Libya…..The people KNOW now.

    April 5, 2011 04:40 pm at 4:40 pm |
  14. jim

    House Republicans propose to trim more than $1 trillion from the deficit over the next decade by reworking and cutting Medicaid, a program of public health care coverage for children, pregnant mothers, disabled and poor.

    Big tax cuts for the rich - When will they start killing us? Might as well.

    Final solution for the rich

    April 5, 2011 04:48 pm at 4:48 pm |
  15. w l jones

    Cut here,. cut there, cut everywhere except my free health care and pac money. Said enough.

    April 5, 2011 04:58 pm at 4:58 pm |
  16. Lynda/Minnesota

    "I look forward to the day when right wingnuts and baggers have to move out of their parents basement."

    Ditto that, Wire Palladin.

    April 5, 2011 05:05 pm at 5:05 pm |
  17. Oregon Calling

    "Cutting everywhere" is not really correct now is it?

    Peace 🙂

    April 5, 2011 05:08 pm at 5:08 pm |