The Huffington Post reported today that the House passed Paul Ryan’s GOP budget proposal, the votes falling closely along party lines. Ryan’s budget would cut Medicare and Medicaid as well as take money from a variety of programs including rail projects and grants to low-income college students.
It would also “block President Barack Obama’s plans to raise taxes on couples earning above $250,000 a year. Instead, it would collapse the current six income tax rates into just two, with a top rate of 25 percent – well below the current 35 percent ceiling – while erasing tax deductions and other breaks that the GOP plan failed to specify.”
Ryan is a frequent speaker on FORA.tv, and at the Monitor Breakfast in February, he lambasted Obama’s budget.