Carol Platt Liebau

So, after four long years, Senate Democrats have finally released a budget. It wasn't worth the wait, in that it doesn't constitute a serious proposal for reducing the unsustainabile levels of spending that will drive the US into decline if they remain unaddressed.

Some of what you need to know:

The proposal contains $1 trillion in proposed new taxes -- but doesn't balance the budget.

It would cut deficits by only $800 billion over the next decade.

It contains $100 billion in new "stimulus" spending for the Democrats' usual go-to claims: Infrastructure and job training.

In contrast, the Ryan budget would (a) cut taxes; (b) cut spending by $5.7 trillion over ten years; and (c) balance in 10 years.


Carol Platt Liebau

Carol Platt Liebau is an attorney, political commentator and guest radio talk show host based near New York. Learn more about her new book, "Prude: How the Sex-Obsessed Culture Hurts Young Women (and America, Too!)" here.