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Read the Republican Budget Here

10:38 AM, Apr 5, 2011 • By JOHN MCCORMACK
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Here's the PDF of the House Republicans' budget that cuts $6.2 trillion in spending compared to the president's budget over the next decade. Some excerpts from Paul Ryan's introduction to the budget: 

Political parties lose elections, and life in the republic goes on. But a government that loses its sovereignty to its bondholders cannot long guarantee its people’s prosperity – or secure their freedom. A government that buries the next generation under an avalanche of debt cannot claim the moral high ground in the world. A government that allows economic destinies to be determined by political considerations rather than merit cannot lead the world in productivity and growth. And a government that promotes dependency and undermines the institutions of faith and family will inevitably weaken the nation’s greatest strength: the exceptional character of its entrepreneurial, self-reliant, and hard-working citizens. [...]

In the words of Abraham Lincoln,“We cannot escape history.We of this Congress and this Administration will be remembered in spite of ourselves.” Will this be remembered as the Congress that did nothing as the nation slouched toward a preventable debt crisis and irreversible decline? Or will it instead be remembered as the Congress that did the hard work of preventing that crisis – the one that chose the path to prosperity?

Decline is antithetical to the American Idea. America is a nation conceived in liberty, dedicated to equality, and defined by limitless opportunity. In all the chapters of human history, there has never been anything quite like America.This budget’s goal is to keep it exceptional, and to preserve its promise for the next generation.

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