GOP Unveils Bold Budget Proposal

Spending Cuts and Reforms, Not Tax Increases, Will Spur Economy

Washington, D.C. – Today, House Republicans unveiled a sweeping budget proposal.  America’s current path is unsustainable and House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan’s budget seeks to set our nation on a different, more sustainable and prosperous course.

Heritage Action for America’s CEO Michael A. Needham made the following statement:

For years, Chairman Ryan and many of us on the outside have been discussing the urgent need for entitlement reform if we are to save America for our children and grandchildren.  It is a hopeful sign of how far we have come in Washington that politicians are now willing to introduce legislation that confronts this challenge.

Many who are afraid of change will attempt to demagogue those of us trying to save these programs, which are on a collision course with reality.  However, the American people have shown repeatedly that they are supportive of politicians who are willing to talk honestly about the challenges facing our nation and have real solutions to confront them.

Of course, the Ryan Budget will not be perfect – no budget is – and we look forward to a spirited discussion.  But there should be no doubt that Paul Ryan deserves credit for taking the conversation of entitlement reform to the next stage of debate.

Today’s budget also highlights the deficiencies of President Obama and Senate Democrats.  The President’s proposal continues the reckless status quo and Senate Democrats have been absent from the fight, failing to produce a budget.

With more than 710,000 members across the country, The Heritage Foundation and its affiliate, Heritage Action for America, are committed to building an America where freedom, opportunity, prosperity and a civil society flourish.

Please Share Your Thoughts
  • http://tomah@roadrunner.com WALTER SMALL

    The only entitlement plan that needs to be shut down right away is the one residing at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.Shut that entitlement plan down now and save Trillions of dollars and America.

  • http://tomah@roadrunner.com WALTER SMALL

    The only entitlement plan that needs to be shut down right away is the one residing at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.Shut that entitlement plan down now and save Trillions of dollars and America.

  • Sam Relsnick

    I truly hope that Congress will look VERY HARD at the Disability Payments that comprise 20%+ of all of Social Security. You know it is rife with corruption when you seem billboards and bus advertising that says. “If you have been turned down by Social Security for Disability Compensation, contact ‘such and such’ law firm”. 20% of the money going out of Social Security is going to people who are typically much younger than 65 and not eligible for SS. Sit in a SS office and watch the parade of young (20’s to 40’s yr olds) who are on SS Disability, as they are heading out to the golf course for the day, “because they “cannot’ work”. Okay, maybe exaggerated a bit, but true to a great extent. SS was never set up, nor funded for 20% or more drawing it down before age 50!!! That is an entitlement worth looking at!!!

  • Sam Relsnick

    I truly hope that Congress will look VERY HARD at the Disability Payments that comprise 20%+ of all of Social Security. You know it is rife with corruption when you seem billboards and bus advertising that says. “If you have been turned down by Social Security for Disability Compensation, contact ‘such and such’ law firm”. 20% of the money going out of Social Security is going to people who are typically much younger than 65 and not eligible for SS. Sit in a SS office and watch the parade of young (20’s to 40’s yr olds) who are on SS Disability, as they are heading out to the golf course for the day, “because they “cannot’ work”. Okay, maybe exaggerated a bit, but true to a great extent. SS was never set up, nor funded for 20% or more drawing it down before age 50!!! That is an entitlement worth looking at!!!

  • http://my.heritageaction.com/g/Feet_to_the_Fire_NC1 Don Carr

    It does not need to be perfect! Boehner, deem it passed and let the Senate do it’s job. You can help reduce the reconciliation step by seeding the required Senate budget proposal with yours.

    If the Rats thought this was good enough tactic for Ocare, it most assuredly is to correct the budget mess they MADE. Make Reid eat the turd sandwich.

    “Nobody ever defended anything successfully, there is only attack and attack and attack some more.”

    George S. Patton

  • http://my.heritageaction.com/g/Feet_to_the_Fire_NC1 Don Carr

    It does not need to be perfect! Boehner, deem it passed and let the Senate do it’s job. You can help reduce the reconciliation step by seeding the required Senate budget proposal with yours.

    If the Rats thought this was good enough tactic for Ocare, it most assuredly is to correct the budget mess they MADE. Make Reid eat the turd sandwich.

    “Nobody ever defended anything successfully, there is only attack and attack and attack some more.”

    George S. Patton

  • http://MozillaThunderbird Susan M. Noegel

    I am disappointed with Mr Boehners weak response to Obamas “budget fix” Paul Ryan has the real deal if any body of some clout would take it and run with it.

  • http://MozillaThunderbird Susan M. Noegel

    I am disappointed with Mr Boehners weak response to Obamas “budget fix” Paul Ryan has the real deal if any body of some clout would take it and run with it.