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House Passes Ryan Budget

 

The House of Representatives has passed Paul Ryan’s “Path to Prosperity” budget, 235-193.  The bill passed without a single Democrat vote in favor.

The Ryan budget proposes to cut $6.2 trillion in spending over the next ten years, reducing the deficit by over $4 trillion.  As reported by Fox News, Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) said of the plan, “The greatest danger that America faces today is doing nothing,” and the Ryan plan “is the strongest step we could take today.”

The House has now taken that step.  The budget plan moves on to the Senate, where the Republicans are not in the majority, so it cannot pass on a party-line vote.

Update: Congressman Paul Ryan, via Twitter: “This is our generation’s defining moment. U.S. House of Reps advances Path to Prosperity.  This budget keeps America exceptional, and preserves its promise for the next generation.”

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John Hayward began his blogging career as a guest writer at Hot Air under the pen name "Doctor Zero," producing a collection of essays entitled Doctor Zero: Year One. He is a great admirer of free-market thinkers such as Arthur Laffer, Milton Friedman, and Thomas Sowell. He writes both political and cultural commentary, including book and movie reviews. An avid fan of horror and fantasy fiction, he has produced an e-book collection of short horror stories entitled Persistent Dread. John is a former staff writer for Human Events. He is a regular guest on the Rusty Humphries radio show, and has appeared on numerous other local and national radio programs, including G. Gordon Liddy, BattleLine, and Dennis Miller.

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