What are opinions on the 2013 budget passed by the House of Representatives along party lines? The budget cuts taxes on the rich, overhauls medicare and cuts Federal spending. The budget defines a sharp contrast with President Obama who advocates higher taxes on the wealthy and corporations. Is this a good idea for the country? Will it give the appearance (or perhaps fact) that the Republican party is the party of the wealthy? How will this play out in the 2012 elections? With the anticipated gutting of Obamacare, is the Republican party over reaching? A similar budget proposal last year lowered approval ratings of Republicans in congress.