2014/04/10/House passes GOP budget plan despite bipartisan opposition
- when: 2014/04/10
- author: Steve Benen
- source: The MaddowBlog
- topics: US Republican Party US/Congress/113
- link: http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/house-passes-gop-budget-plan-despite
- title: House passes GOP budget plan despite bipartisan opposition
- summary: «Because federal spending levels for this fiscal year and the next are already set, there was no practical reason for House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) to unveil a budget blueprint last week. Indeed, since it'll never be approved by the Democratic Senate, the mere introduction of the plan was an obviously political exercise – more a statement than an attempt at governing.»
...this is a very far-right budget plan, which drew the backing of 95% of the House Republican caucus – even in an election year, even though they knew its provisions have no chance of becoming law.
And that's a vote that will very likely launch a thousand Democratic TV ads. As Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) said last week, "Thank you, thank you Congressman Paul Ryan, for reminding us what Republicans would do if they had control."