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  • AP: Senate Democrats Unveil Budget Blueprint Calling for New Taxes, Reversing Spending Cuts
    Posted in In Case You Missed It on March 13, 2013 | Preview rr

    Excerpt: Senate Democrats unveiled a largely stand-pat budget Wednesday that calls for $1 trillion in new tax revenues over the coming decade but actually increases spending, while protecting the party’s domestic policy priorities and adding $4 trillion more to the national debt than a slashing alternative from House Republicans. The plan by Budget Committee Chairwoman Patty Murray, D-Wash., blends about $1 trillion in modest cuts to health care providers, the Pentagon, domestic agencies and int... Read more

  • Roll Call: Ryan’s Budget: ‘Means to an End’ Not ‘Root Canal Economics’
    Posted in In Case You Missed It on March 12, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: FY 2014 House Budget

    By David M. Drucker Excerpt: House Budget Chairman Paul D. Ryan introduced his committee’s fiscal 2014 spending plan Tuesday and amid all the focus on the fact it would balance Washington’s books in 10 years, in part by repealing the Affordable Care Act (a.k.a. Obamacare), I was struck by a phrase the Wisconsin Republican repeated several times in his morning news conference: “means to an end.” There is little difference between Ryan’s 2014 budget and the two previous proposals offered by the Ho... Read more

  • The Daily Caller: How Paul Ryan Proposes to Balance Budget in 10 Years
    Posted in In Case You Missed It on March 12, 2013 | Preview rr
    Tags: FY 2014 House Budget

    By Alex Pappas Excerpt: House budget chairman Rep. Paul Ryan on Tuesday unveiled the GOP’s budget proposal that would slash $4.6 trillion in projected government spending over the next decade in order to balance the country’s budget by 2023. “We owe the country a balanced budget,” the Republican congressman and 2012 vice presidential nominee said during a press conference at the Capitol on Tuesday. Ryan’s plan includes a combination of tax reform, reform of entitlements and repeal of President O... Read more

  • Analyzing the Clinton-Obama 'Arithmetic'
    Posted in In Case You Missed It on September 6, 2012 | Preview rr

    By: Douglas Holtz-Eakin President Clinton’s speech at the Democratic National Convention got rave reviews in some circles. As usual, however, the budget world looks at things differently than the media and political echo chambers. At a time when the fiscal outlook of the federal government is a looming economic threat and, according to the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the No. 1 national-security threat, he disappointingly repeated (with his finger wagging) the claim that “arithmetic” showed that Presi... Read more

  • Wall Street Journal: The $6,400 Myth
    Posted in In Case You Missed It on August 20, 2012 | Preview rr

    One of President Obama's regular attacks on Paul Ryan's Medicare reform is that it would force seniors to pay $6,400 a year more for health care. But merely because he keeps repeating this doesn't mean it's in the same area code of accurate. The claim is based on a now out-of-date Congressional Budget Office estimate of the gap between the cost of health care a decade from now, in 2022, and the size of the House budget's premium-support subsidy for a typical 65-year-old in 2022. In other words, ... Read more

  • National Review: President Obama’s $700 Billion Medicare Problem
    Posted in In Case You Missed It on August 15, 2012 | Preview rr

    By James C. Capretta Governor Mitt Romney’s selection of Representative Paul Ryan as his vice-presidential running mate is revealing on a couple of levels. First, it shows that Governor Romney has a keen eye for talent (which probably explains his success as a CEO). Representative Ryan has become an intellectual leader, perhaps the intellectual leader, of the House GOP, and that didn’t just happen by accident. He worked at it for years, taking countless political risks along the way. To get wher... Read more

  • Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel: Time to Stop and Smell the Government
    Posted in In Case You Missed It on July 10, 2012 | Preview rr
    Tags: Budget Process Reform

    By Christian Schneider One of the most common complaints about government is that it simply runs too slow. Partisan bickering and gridlock hold up helpful bills in Congress. Bureaucrats shuffle papers around, leaving permits and financial aid checks unfulfilled. By the time you reach the front of the line at the DMV, cars themselves will be deemed illegal by President Bieber. Yet for all the complaints about government's languid pace, there is something far worse: government that works too fast.... Read more

  • Paul Ryan on the Need to Combat Cronyism and Promote Upward Mobility
    Posted in In Case You Missed It on June 1, 2012 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy / Financial

    Following another dismal jobs report, the House Budget Committee held a hearing this morning on cronyism and the government-imposed barriers to economic growth and upward mobility. Throughout this morning’s hearing, Chairman Paul Ryan of Wisconsin, former Governor Jeb Bush of Florida, and members of the committee made the case for equal opportunity and a level playing field so Americans can prosper. Highlights from House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan: RYAN ON THE PRESIDENT’S ECONOMIC AGEND... Read more

  • Paul Ryan Discusses the Choice of Two Futures America Faces (VIDEO)
    Posted in In Case You Missed It on March 25, 2012 | Preview rr

    House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan appeared on Fox News Sunday and CBS' Face the Nation on March 25th, 2012 to discuss the Path to Prosperity budget and the choice of two futures America faces. To learn more about the legal and moral obligation to prevent America's debt crisis, go to prosperity.budget.house.gov. Paul Ryan on CBS' Face the Nation: We Have a Moral & Legal Obligation to Prevent America's Debt Crisis Paul Ryan on Fox News Sunday: The President's Health Care Law Empowers 15 Bu... Read more

  • House GOP Budget to Target Tax Rates
    Posted in In Case You Missed It on March 19, 2012 | Preview rr
    Tags: Entitlements: Health Care / Social Security , Taxes, Economy / Financial

    House Republicans, seizing on what they hope is a potent campaign issue in the midst of a muddled political and economic landscape, will introduce a 2013 budget Tuesday that cuts tax rates and provides for two individual brackets of 10% and 25%. The budget would end the Alternative Minimum Tax, which was originally aimed at the wealthy but which ensnares a growing number of middle-class taxpayers each year. The plan would nearly eliminate U.S. taxes on American corporations' earnings from overse... Read more