What practical impact will the House-passed Ryan Budget have on policy making in an election year?
Unfortunately, since 2010, there has been a notable unwillingness among House Republicans - particularly their leadership - to fight for the policies embodied in Ryan's budgets
House Republicans and Chairman Ryan deserve credit for passing a budget, but Americans are growing tired of Washington's budget-this-way, govern-that-way doublespeak. Lawmakers should not make the mistake, as Rep. Tom Cole (R-Okla.) recently did, of suggesting a budget resolution alone is "a strong signal to our base that if we can deliver the election victories that we need, we're prepared to make some really tough decisions."
We will only believe that promise when we see some evidence to support it.