House Passes Republican ‘Paul Ryan’ Budget Mostly Along Party Lines

Today the United States House of Representatives passed a Republican budget proposal revealed last week by Wisconsin congressman Paul Ryan (R). It passed by a vote of 228 to 191, mostly along party lines. The GOP budget stands no chance of passing in the Senate and/or being signed by President Obama.

The budget would cut $5 trillion in spending over 10 years with some of the largest cuts coming from Medicare. At the same time that it cuts spending for tens of millions of Americans, the Republican budget plan would decrease taxes for millionaires and billionaires. It would reduce the six existing income tax brackets (topping out at 35%) down to two brackets of 10% and 25%. It would also cut the corporate tax rate from 35% to 25%.

Does anybody really think our fiscal problems in this country are because corporations and the rich are paying too much tax? I continue to be amazed how Republicans manage to get re-elected when they offer draconian budget cuts to the poor while helping the rich keep more of their money. It really shows you that people are seriously blinded by ideology and Fox News nonsense or they simply aren’t paying attention.

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  • Krys

    Republicans keep getting elected because people keep voting on single, social issues that have little to do with their actual lives but are far less complicated to have an opinion on, like gay marriage or abortion.  If people could put their opinions on social issues in proper perspective, and focus on issues that have a direct impact on their lives, like the economy and taxes, etc., I think you’d find Republics either winning less or changing their tune.  I’m not saying those social issues aren’t important ones (especially where they DO impact you directly), just that when you have to take candidate’s positions on things into consideration, it seems like there might be more important issues than whether your gay neighbor’s ability to get married is somehow (inexplicable to me) going to ruin your marriage.

    • We wonder why so many vote against their own economic interests. And indeed, social issues play a large role. But after watching Alexandra Pelosi’s “Mississippi” video on Real Time with Bill Maher it’s clear that some (maybe a lot) of these conservatives KNOW they are voting against their own economic interests and they are OK with it.