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The Path to Prosperity: Republican Budget Unveiled

The Path to Prosperity

It is tempting to begin with an old cliche’ opening line like “It was the best of budgets, it was the worst of budgets,” but looking at the graphs to the left (click for a larger view), that would be an understatement.

House Speaker John Boehner, Majority Leader Eric Cantor and House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan released the plan that Budget Chairman Ryan has been guiding to the light of day since Republicans gained control of the House. The fact that Republicans managed to produce a budget at all is a far cry from the Nancy Pelosi Democrats who were unable (and unwilling) to produce a budget at all.

Responsibility has returned to the House at long last.

The Highlights of this plan:

Repeals and Completely Defunds Obamacare.

Reduce Federal Spending. This proposal will reduce spending to below 2008 levels and freeze it there for five years.

Tax Reform. This budget will reform and simplify our outdated tax code and cut individual and corporate tax rates.

Reform Medicaid. It will provide block grants for Medicaid to the states, creating greater flexibility and saving $750 billion.

Protect Social Security and Medicare. People age 55 and above will see no changes to their current Medicare or Social Security benefits. Those below age 55 will see the protections put in place to ensure each program’s solvency when they become eligible to participate.

Already Nancy Pelosi has began spreading misinformation, claiming the cuts will starve seniors, but the fact is, those 55 and over will see no changes and those under 55 will be given options for the same Health Coverage menu that members of Congress receive. And is there any likelihood that Pelosi has actually read the bill?

I suppose it would be a bit mean-spirited to suggest we must pass the “Path to Prosperity” to find out what is in it, but Boehner, Cantor and Ryan have a better idea. After reading this document, you too will agree that Boehner, Cantor and Ryan have heard America. We must get this debt under control or the country is finished. There will be nothing to leave to our children and grandchildren.

Somewhere tonight, the spirit of Ronald Reagan is starting to smile. It may not be dawn in America just yet, but it is getting lighter!

Have a look at this document below. (Hint: Click the square icon on the top right, beside the + sign to see in full screen mode.)

About Tom White

Tom is a US Navy Veteran, owns an Insurance Agency and is currently an IT Manager for a Virginia Distributor. He has been published in American Thinker, currently writes for the Richmond Examiner as well as Virginia Right! Blog. Tom lives in Hanover County, Va and is involved in politics at every level and is a Recovering Republican who has finally had enough of the War on Conservatives in progress with the Leadership of the GOP on a National Level.

7 Responses to “The Path to Prosperity: Republican Budget Unveiled”

  1. Barbara Straub says:

    Thank you for posting Paul Ryan’s plan. It is well thought out, concise and easy for the layman to understand. Graphics are most helpful. Especially favor tax reform. The current code is impossible for the average citizen to navigate.

    • Tom White says:

      While there is room for improvement and still more that can (and should) be cut, I applaud the Republican leadership for the first realistic option to fix the out of control spending binge Congress has been on. We all know it is unsustainable, yet we are already hearing Democrats squeal – but they offer no plan except more debt. They either need to get serious, or shut up and let the grown ups deal with this problem.

  2. Dick says:

    What good is this site when you cannot get any of the true information by cliking on the subject one may be interested in.You may as well not post Rep, ryans proposal if you are not going to let people see what is in it. I am all for budget cuts and tax reductions so please let me and others read what is in it. Don’tke a page from obamas book,they fooled the people once and we don’t need the republicans pulling the same stunt.

    • Tom White says:

      Dick, I am not sure why you are unable to read this. An alternate link is here

      Several hundred people have already read the document. If you are still unable to view the document, I would suggest updating your Browser or using FireFox or Google Chrome.

      If these are not possible, I would be happy to email you the PDF document.


  3. karen dare says:

    Thanks Eric! Going back to the tax rate of the 90’s will eliminate all the job growth we experinced since then.

    Medicare vochers are sure to lower insurance rates and make elderly and diabled be more responsible for themselves. I’m sure their are plenty of good jobs they could get to be independent.

    2 billion a week in Iraq and Afganistan is money we owe the Middle East so they will continue to sell us their oil.

    Thanks again!!


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Nothing is more conservative than a republican wanting to get their majority back. And nothing is more liberal than a republican WITH a majority.

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