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Friday, April 03, 2009

Paul Ryan's Budget Dud

by folkbum

The Democrats' version of the budget--very close to President Obama's proposed budget--passed the House of Representatives last night, with 233 Democrats voting for it and 20 Democrats voting no. All Republicans voted no, but that's not a surprise. So the important thing to remember is that 92% of Democrats voting on the bill supported it.

Wisconsin's Paul Ryan, who drew the short straw to become the Republicans' point man on their version of the budget, offered his plan up for a vote last night as well. No Democrats voted for it, of course. But among Republicans, the vote was 137-38. So Republicans could not even muster 80% of their own caucus to vote for Paul Ryan's gonna-save-the-world bill.

What a dud.

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