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Tuesday, March 20, 2012

GOP budget plan cuts deeply into domestic programs, reshapes Medicare, Medicaid

Ryan's budget proposal is deeply flawed because it basically cuts the rate of future spending without cutting current spending. We've been down this fraudulent Republican road many times before. Moreover, the plan doesn't cut military spending which is considered sacred - Republicans wage perpetual wars for God and country. Cutting entitlements is a noble idea but the first priority should be ending corporate welfare/subsidies and the wars. In a volatile economy, entitlements need to be slowly reduced and mean tested.
House Republicans laid down a bold but risky election-year marker Tuesday, unveiling a budget proposal that aims to tame the national debt by reshaping Medicare and cutting deeply into Medicaid, food stamps and other programs for the poor, while reshuffling the tax code to sharply lower rates.
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The Washington Post