Skip to comments.Paul Ryan Unveils 2015 budget plan: Includes major spending cuts
Posted on 04/01/2014 10:34:54 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
"Tighten the belts" is one tired takeaway from House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan's budget proposal, released today. The budget proposes to cut $5.1 trillion from projected spending over the next 10 years, getting a lot of its savings from repealing the president's health care law and changing Medicaid.
The document, titled again, "Path to Prosperity," is largely for show, as the bipartisan budget agreement authored by Ryan, R-Wisc., and his Senate counterpart, Senate Budget Chairwoman Patty Murray, D-Wash., already set discretionary spending levels for the 2015 fiscal year. The budget agreement passed in both the Senate and the House and was signed by President Obama in late-December of 2013, effectively ending years of budget crises - for two years, at least.
Politicians like to look to budgets, though, as "visioning" documents that lay out their party's priorities.
Some of the visions presented in Ryan's new proposal, which claims to balance the budget in 10 years, are familiar: Repeal Obamacare and replace it with patient-centered health care, support job training programs, eliminate duplicative or redundant programs within the federal government, and give states more flexibility in lots of areas.
Repealing the Affordable Care Act is a surefire way to get Democrats worked up, especially coming just one day after the deadline for people to sign up for a health care plan. Ryan calls the law "a costly mistake" and lists the many parts of the law the budget seeks to repeal while also stating multiple times that this budget will "Repeal Obamacare" in its entirety.
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He Unveils it on April 1. I hope it’s just a coincidence.
Yeah, I am thinking the same exact thing...
If he gets his amnesty then nothing else will matter. A nation without borders will not stand long. Sorry to be a downer here, I used to love Ryan but he just won’t get off the amnesty wagon.
He should have issued one with runaway spending for every crazy liberal plan under the sun and then shouted “Obama Fool”!
“Cuts” likely come in the out years while spending continues to increase. Unless we get rid of baseline budgeting, this is all smoke and mirrors from the GOPe.
What is Ryan cutting from veterans this time?
Check it out. It’s a $4 trillion government with 1/8th spent on defense. Government spending should be cut by at least 80% - that’s only 4/5th’s - still too big. A good start would be to nuke the $1 trillion HHS, a bureaucracy that does way more harm than good. Take it from there.
As Milton Friedman says, keep your eye on the ball - the issue isn’t the deficit, it’s SPENDING. The sheet you show is a good start. Nuke the $1 trillion HHS which does way more harm than good. That would also be a good start.
You are correct!!!
Until baseline budgeting is scrapped “cuts” are all smoke and mirrors.
Any politician that touts the dam 10-year plan will not get my vote. I hate that with a passion. It is a lie intended to suck in LIV’s with absolutely no accountability in the long term. Let’s keep it to no more than 2 years, where we can actually vote a$$holes from office if they fail.
Government should sell off all Oil Leases, Sell some of the National Parks, Use Prisoners for slave labor, can PBS, Big Bird, Rail roads, Cut back on food stamps, welfare (all should work) Break the backs of the Unions—cut the Federal Union Workers by 20%, Cut all benifits to Senators and congressmen. Sell off the Smithsonian Museum. Start charging to launch things into space. —Turn back the budget to the one we had in 2007.
Another crappy idea from Paul Ryan.