Topic: Paul Ryan
Their budget proposals are extremely different, but both men have staked out ideological positions and left the details for another time
04/16/2011 01:00 pm
The House passed its federal budget bill Friday on a near party-line vote, but both the Senate and the president are working hard to forge a bipartisan alternative.
04/15/2011 10:06 pm
Obama said that his budget proposal would cut $4 trillion over the next 12 years. It's difficult to plan for a budget one or two years away, and it's downright unreasonable to plan one for 12 years from now.
04/15/2011 03:34 pm
No, the House will not be repeating Thursday's vote on the budget for fiscal year 2011. Nor is it passing a budget for fiscal year 2012. Friday's vote is more – and less – than that.
04/15/2011 01:08 pm
President Obama's campaign-style rhetoric reached for the Democratic base, and may be an acknowledgement that a deficit-reduction deal is unlikely before the 2012 election.
04/14/2011 09:27 pm
Though their plans differ dramatically, President Obama and the GOP agree that the deficit needs to be reduced by about $4 trillion over the next 10 to 12 years, in order to reassure credit markets and get the debt under control.
04/14/2011 05:38 pm
The real problem isn't Medicare, it's the rising health care costs behind the program
04/14/2011 03:07 pm
The GOP plan drawn up by Rep. Paul Ryan would in essence turn Medicare into a voucher program. On Wednesday, Obama outlined his vision, which takes part of the health-care reform law a step further.
04/14/2011 12:56 pm
The battle over the national debt and fiscal responsibility has been joined. President Obama laid out his own idea of a path to prosperity Wednesday, countering a rival plan set forth last week by Rep. Paul Ryan (R), the chairman of the House Budget Committee. The plans share important similarities: big spending cuts, a form of automatic trigger if Congress fails to act, and reforms to entitlements like Medicare. But the contrasts are clear and significant. Here are five prominent differences between President Obama's and Congressman Ryan's plans on deficits and debt:
04/13/2011 08:37 pm
Obama's plan to cut federal deficits over the next 12 years relies on tax increases for the wealthy as well as budget cuts. But he rejects Republican plans for reforming Medicare.
04/13/2011 07:11 pm