Ryan budget plan puts GOP candidates in tight spot [View all]
New GOP budget puts presidential candidates on the spot
The release of the new Republican budget on Tuesday puts their party’s presidential hopefuls in a potentially difficult spot, forcing them to embrace or reject proposals that have little chance of becoming law, but could carry some political risk.
Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis, was slated to release his second official budget as the chairman of the committee overseeing fiscal matters; the plan was expected to contain proposals for sweeping reforms to entitlement programs, along with other cuts in spending.
That means, for a second year straight, the field of GOP candidates should expect questions about their positions on the plan, which could prove problematic to their own campaigns.
She added, “I would just be honest when it comes to the stickier parts. Maybe you don't agree with the whole solution, but you agree it has to be addressed."