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No, Paul Ryan's Budget Doesn't Maintain the Obamacare Tax Hikes

drrod Wrote: Mar 14, 2013 1:48 PM
The Ryan budget is rankly hypocritical and has been called out even by some conservatives. No matter how you polish it, it still is what it is. The democrat alternative is worse (never balancing the budget) Our leaders are the problem. They always abandon us at the last minute. They always find some compromise with the other side. I really blame leadership. They are so interested in maintaining the status quo. They think they can just do a little pandering and we will go away. Not going to happen. They will never do what is necessary out of fear of losing their jobs.
scrow Wrote: Mar 14, 2013 2:10 PM
What plan would you like to see?

And who in Congress would vote in its favor?

And would it pass as a result of those votes?
Bufa Wrote: Mar 14, 2013 1:54 PM
The Ryan bill does not go far enough for most of us but it is a start.
You have to look at what the reaction would be if he came out with one say that cuts 1.5 trillion per year until it is balanced.
He would laughed out of DC.
Even though that is exactly what we need.
Bufa Wrote: Mar 14, 2013 1:55 PM

Some of the primary criticisms of Paul Ryan's new budget pertain to its treatment of Obamacare and healthcare generally.  For instance, some observers point out that the plan relies on full repeal, which is improbable in the extreme, while others upbraid Ryan for including  Obamacare's Medicare cuts, which the Romney/Ryan ticket ran against last year.  I addressed these critiques on Tuesday:
 

Ryan's critics will therefore criticize his plan as an unrealistic waste of time. This is unfair. Budgets are intended to reflect the values and priorities of its supporters. The Republican Party remains in...