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Ryan Budget Passes House

3:46 PM, Mar 29, 2012 • By JOHN MCCORMACK
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The 2013 budget written by Congressman Paul Ryan of Wisconsin sailed through the House on Thursday afternoon by a vote of 228 to 191. There were 10 Republican defections--up from four last year. Some Republicans who flip-flopped on the Ryan budget said the budget needed to cut more spending. This year's budget actually cuts more spending in the short-term than last year's budget did, and it incorporated some elements of the bipartisan Medicare reform endorsed by Democratic senator Ron Wyden of Oregon.

Via Guy Benson, here's a video of Paul Ryan at the top of his game defending his Medicare reform against Obama's plan to have bureaucrats ration Medicare: 

For more on the Ryan budget, see Yuval Levin's article in this week's issue of THE WEEKLY STANDARD.

Update: As for the House Democrats' budget, authored by ranking Budget Committee member Chris Van Hollen, it failed 163 to 262--with 22 Democrats defecting.

The Congressional Black Caucus budget got 107 votes last night. The “Simpson-Bowles” budget proposed by Republican Steven LaTourette and Democrat Jim Cooper got 38 votes. And President Obama's budget got 0 votes.

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