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House passes Republican budget, rejects Obama plan 414-0
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The House Thursday passed the Republican-backed budget plan for 2013 spending levels after soundly defeating a half-dozen other proposals, including President Barack Obama’s plan, which was unanimously defeated.
The Republican version passed on a mostly party line vote of 228 yeas and 191 nays Thursday, and was authored by Rep. Paul Ryan (R –Wis.), chairman of the House Budget Committee.
“We’re leading, we’re passing, we’re proposing a solution,” Ryan said.
“They’re choosing the next election over the next generation,” Ryan said of the president’s plan. “Soon, those empty promises are going to become broken promises. It’s time to be honest about the situation we are in and start fixing the problems.”
Obama’s budget plan was offered as a substitute amendment by a Republican in an election year ploy to embarrass Democrats. It was soundly defeated with 0 yeas and 414 nays.
“This is a landmark document for Democrats as we go into an election year,” said Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R–S.C.), who said he sponsored the president’s plan “in a pique of bipartisanship” after Democrats declined to do so.
“It occurred to me something was missing from the debate. Clearly, it must have been an oversight,” Mulvaney said.
Obama’s budget contained $47 trillion in government spending over the next decade and proposed to increase taxes by $1.9 trillion, and the gross debt at the end of fiscal year 2022 would stand at $25.9 trillion.
“To his credit, the president submitted a budget, to his shame, it adds $11 trillion to our national debt,” said Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R –Tex.), chairman of the House Republican Conference.
The problem with the president’s plan -- counting on tax hikes on the rich to pay for unrestrained government spending -- “is that sooner or later you run out of rich people,” Hensarling said.
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More bad news for Obama?
Yes, even the democRAT politicians know Obama has no plan other than spending the Nation into bankruptcy.
Probably, people are waking ut to the pResident's attempt to force Marxism on the country.
No, he's got a plan!
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1122 days ago
Wow--the Ryan Plan to balance the budget by 2040 passed. What a scam; the Tea Party has been routed.
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