Paul Ryan Calls for Deep Cuts in Budget

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(Best Syndication News) Congressman Paul Ryan and the Republicans in Congress have put forth their budget proposal that would cut $6 trillions from the deficit over the next ten years.

The Congressman said that no “one” party or person is responsible for the “looming crisis”, but “since President Obama took office, our problems have gotten worse.” He said that America is loosing its “safety net” for the poor.

But not all members of Congress are on board. Nancy Pelosi tweeted: “Path to Poverty budget eliminates guaranteed benefits for seniors under Medicare”. The Democratic Congresswoman from California said the “Ryan budget is a path to poverty for America's seniors & children and a road to riches for big oil”. She went on to call the proposal “immoral”.

Representative George Miller of California calls the proposal a path to “poverty”, not prosperity. He says there are deep cuts to education and wonders what the GOP values are.

The debate is sliced down party lines and could prompt a government shutdown. Ryan said the media scorecard is about political posturing and partisan edge. He called the debate “stale” and “distracting”.

Ryan said Medicare is a major factor. “The open-ended, blank-check nature of Medicare’s subsidy mechanism is threatening the solvency of this critical program and creating inexcusable levels of waste in the system”. He said that waste is inevitable in a “government-run system”.

Ryan wants to change Medicare. Each enrollee would get a fixed government contribution to a health plan of their choice. The Heritage Foundation, which is known for conservative views on a strong national defense, says the reform would control the growth of health care costs while “increasing patient satisfaction.”

The plan is to freeze spending to pre-2008 levels. Ryan points to an analysis by the Heritage Foundation which found that the Republican budget proposal could result in higher wages and an average of $1,000 in additional family income each year.

By Dan Wilson

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