Hopefully I can sit down and lay out for her my best understanding of the federal budget because they’re simply the facts. Hopefully she’ll agree with what the facts are and work toward common sense solutions.
The video above shows Senator Ron Johnson trying to explain what a budget is on Fox News Sunday, April 8, 2012. Hopefully his “best understanding” has evolved past “it’s got all kinds of numbers in it.”
I was a double major in college in mathematics and political science, and I served for six years on the House Budget Committee… I am very confident that when proposals come before the U.S. Senate, I will be able to evalute them…
Nov. 17, 2005 - Paul Ryan argues that reducing the lender’s share of student loans is not a cut to the loan recipients. This is the exact argument that the Obama administration is making, and that he now finds invalid.
Republicans have been complaining about the cuts to the defense budget that are coming as a result of a bill that they voted for. The bill called for the “super-committee” to come to an agreement on cutting the budget, and set in place automatic cuts (sequester) that would occur if no agreement was worked out. Now that the automatic cuts are looming, the GOP has decided that it’s not a good idea after all. It turns out that setting spending caps with a sequester to back it up is an idea that GOP budget guru, Paul Ryan, has been trying to do since he was first elected to Congress.