The GOP Path to Prosperity — 6 TRILLION in Budget Cuts

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    Our budget cuts $6.2 trillion in spending from the president's budget over the next 10 years and puts the nation on track to pay off our national debt..:clap2:


    By PAUL D. RYAN
    Congress is currently embroiled in a funding fight over how much to spend on less than one-fifth of the federal budget for the next six months. Whether we cut $33 billion or $61 billion—that is, whether we shave 2% or 4% off of this year's deficit—is important. It's a sign that the election did in fact change the debate in Washington from how much we should spend to how much spending we should cut.

    But this morning the new House Republican majority will introduce a budget that moves the debate from billions in spending cuts to trillions. America is facing a defining moment. The threat posed by our monumental debt will damage our country in profound ways, unless we act.

    No one person or party is responsible for the looming crisis. Yet the facts are clear: Since President Obama took office, our problems have gotten worse. Major spending increases have failed to deliver promised jobs. The safety net for the poor is coming apart at the seams. Government health and retirement programs are growing at unsustainable rates. The new health-care law is a fiscal train wreck. And a complex, inefficient tax code is holding back American families and businesses.

    Steve Moore has the details on Rep. Paul Ryan's plan to cut spending.
    .The president's recent budget proposal would accelerate America's descent into a debt crisis. It doubles debt held by the public by the end of his first term and triples it by 2021. It imposes $1.5 trillion in new taxes, with spending that never falls below 23% of the economy. His budget permanently enlarges the size of government. It offers no reforms to save government health and retirement programs, and no leadership.

    Paul Ryan: The GOP Path to Prosperity - WSJ.com
     
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    Destroying medicare is the path to prosperity? Not quite sure how sticking it to the people who don't fund republican campaigns is good for the country.

    Increasing joblessness in the face of a fragile economy is the path to prosperity?

    I hope Ryan gets smacked down.

    Let me know when you want to talk about cutting military expenses.
     
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    You obviously didn't read the editorial. I know this because I know you cannot read.
    He specifically mentions implementing the cuts that Sec Gates has proposed.
    Where do you see "destroying medicare" anywhere in there? The object here is to save medicare. The Dems are interested in destroying it by letting its costs get out of control. The GOP wants to save it by letting states take block grants and come up with their own solutions. An idea the Founders would have applauded, since they wanted gov't devolved to the lowest levels.
     
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    poor little pretend rabbi....

    :cuckoo:
     
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    That all you have? Talking points and demogougary? Figures.
     
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    Translation: No, I didnt read the editorial. But if it came from the GOP it must be no good. So I'll just substitute my own version of what I think the GOP is saying for what they are actually saying.

    Are you pretending to be a lawyer or an economist today, counselor?
     
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    Giving people control over their own health care insurance decisions will not destroy Medicare. Off the top, this program should dramatically decrease fraud.

    Kudos to Ryan - he is doing the yeoman's work on this mess.
     
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    She isn't even any good at that.
     
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    Let me know when Liberals want to cut do anything but the military and raise taxes (oh Obama Started another war don’t forget) everything has to be cut, Ryan proposes solutions, your sides push everything down the road, no solutions only demonization of people trying to do something about our SPENDING problems
     
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    Why are the founders relevant?
     

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