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sinkingfeeling Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 12:32 PM
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Parties split as House panel OKs 2012 GOP budget
Source: MSNBC.com

WASHINGTON The Republican-led House Budget Committee approved a $3.5 trillion budget for 2012 on Wednesday that was hailed by its GOP authors as an end to a federal spending binge but savaged by Democrats as an assault on retirees and the poor.

The party-line 22-16 vote underscored the sharp partisan divide over the blueprint, crafted by the committee's chairman, Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., at a time of record federal red ink

The measure lays the groundwork for a decade of cuts in spending, taxes and deficits, tempered by a shift in medical costs from the government to future retirees and a reshaping of the two chief federal health programs for the elderly and poor, Medicare and Medicaid.

The budget's approval, which followed a daylong debate by the committee, sends the plan to the full House, where GOP leaders hope for a vote in the coming days.



Read more: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/42470310/ns/politics-capito... /



So Ryan's vision for America is on the move.

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Greybnk48 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 12:52 PM
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1. Good thing they only control the "monkey house"
and we have the Senate and the Presidency. And, oh by the way, fuck Teabagger Ryan and his Teabaggery.
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ejpoeta Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 12:53 PM
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2. i like how they wait til the last minute to pass it to send to the senate.
they have been setting this up all along to force what they want
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sinkingfeeling Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 02:22 PM
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3. This is the new plan, introduced by Paul Ryan last week for the fisical 2012. The one that will
'shutdown the government' and is being hashed over today, is the 2011 budget.
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ejpoeta Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 02:26 PM
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4. and when is the shutdown..... isn't that tomorrow?
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