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Paul Ryan’s Own Actions Make Paul Ryan’s Budget A Joke

After Paul Ryan’s abandonment of the sequester caps does anyone seriously believe that Congress, when led by establishment Republican Speaker John Boehner, Majority Leader Eric Cantor and Paul Ryan is actually going to stick to plan to reduce spending ten years from now?

The Pros and Cons of Ryan's 2015 Budget

Romina Boccia, Heritage Blog

Unfortunately, the Ryan budget proposal doesn’t implement major structural reforms until 2024, which is too slow. Medicare’s fiscal challenges are too severe. The sooner this transition is made, the better.

House to Consider $1 Trillion Ryan Budget in Apr.

Russell Berman, The Hill

House Repubs. in April will consider a budget authored by Rep. Paul Ryan that sticks to a bipartisan spending level for 2015 but balances within a decade. It'll require dozens of conservatives to endorse a $1.014 TRILLION spending level they opposed in Dec. 

States Use Loophole to Erase $8Bill. of Food Stamp Cuts

Wynton Hall, Breitbart

Just one month after passage of the farm bill designed to slim food stamp payments, governors in six states have found a way to to keep hundreds of millions of dollars flowing to food stamp recipients, a sum that could total more than $8 billion over the next decade.

GOP Leader Goes After Conservative Hensarling

MJ Lee, Zachary Warmbrodt, & Jon Prior, Politico

The GOP leadership goes to Politico to trash a conservative -- Jeb Hensarling, who is attempting to make a difference on spending and the growth of government. These leaks appear to be coming from Eric Cantor's operatives. It is Cantor who wants to be speaker, and it is Cantor who defends these programs.

Defense Lobbyists Fear TeaParty GOP's Aim to Cut Spending

John T. Bennett, Defense News

"Is the conservative movement, with its insistence on federal spending cuts, including for defense, poised for a comeback under a possibly GOP-controlled legislative branch?" Big Gov't lobbyists who hate the sequester cuts hope that the Tea Party won't be that organized.

GOP Budget Aims to Help the Poor

Greg Richter, NewsMax

In a pre-emptive strike on Obama's own budget set to be released Tues., House Repubs. are releasing a report on Mon. as a prelude to their own version later this month. The GOP report is critical of the 50-year-old War on Poverty and proposes reforms to welfare and social programs.

Obama’s Massive Debt Made Possible By Establishment Republicans

The Republican establishment is perfectly content to “me-too” the Democrats on spending or to argue for a little less spending, say a 93 percent increase as opposed to a 106 percent increase, but not to attack the reasons for spending.

Cruz Calls Out GOP Leaders as Dishonest on Debt Issue

Humberto Sanchez, Roll Call

Ted Cruz ripped his fellow GOP senators on conservative talk radio. “Why is Congress at a 13 percent approval rating?” Cruz asked on the “Mark Levin Show” Thurs. “Because people don’t like to be lied to.”

Is the TeaParty's Dream an Illusion?

Patrick J. Buchanan, Buchanan.org

When does the Repub. Party, put in power by the Tea Party, plan to honor its commitment to halt the growth of the Federal monolith and bring the budget back into balance? Is there is any hope things will be different, should the Tea Party help produce a GOP Senate in '14? If the Tea Party is in some despair, is it not understandable?

Pete King Blasts 'Moron' Conservs. Opposed to Debt Surrender

By Mario Trujillo, The Hill

Estab. Repub. Rep. Peter King defended John Boehner after the House passed a clean debt-limit bill that raised the ire of conservatives. King branded as “morons” many conservatives in the GOP caucus who consistently oppose any effort to pass the debt limit.

Conservatives: Fight Budget Deal & Vote in 2014

Peter Ferrara, American Spectator

If all the most conservative voters stay home in 2014, having been convinced by conservative opinion leaders that the R's aren’t worth coming out to vote for, then DC will conclude that the American people want to go Communist.