December 11, 2013

Paul Ryan and Patty Murray (Credit: Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call/Newscom)

Paul Ryan and Patty Murray (Credit: Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call/Newscom)

The new budget deal proposed by Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) and Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) has three key flaws, Heritage Foundation expert Romina Boccia explains in today’s Morning Bell:

  1. It busts through supposed spending “caps.”
  2. It increases taxes and spending.
  3. It hikes spending now, with a promise to enact savings in the future.

The deal, Boccia says, “failed to make substantive reforms to the real drivers of spending and debt: the entitlement programs.” It”keeps the nation on its fiscal collision course.”

Do you agree with this budget plan?

Comments (1)

David Samuelson - December 12, 2013

I bacame a member of the Leaders Club in September 2013 and allowed you to deduct $50 from my checking account each month. The monthly donation is not large but it is all we could afford being recently retired.

Today, I am asking you to cancel immediately the automatic debit to my checking account. I no longer wish to support Heritage in this way.

I am beyond disappointed that you have opposed the Ryan-Murray budget proposal. This decision suggests that you are ignorant of politics and short-sighted, to put it kindly. Just when the Democrats are on the ropes because of the Democrat Affordable Care Act (DACA) and are likely to lose big in the November elections, you want to change the media narrative to another “Republican” government shutdown??!! That should give the Democrats some nice gains in November!! Of course, the budget deal does not do everything that the conservatives want, but we will be in a much better position to work our conservative will in Congress if we make large gains in November. Your “wisdom” would keep the Republicans in the minority at least until the 2016 elections. Are you nuts??

Another wonderful thing about the budget deal is that finally some brave Congressional leaders on both sides have been able to sit down and work out a compromise to move forward. The American people hate the gridlock of the last five years, and once “no negotiation” Obama is gone, will applaud the ability of congress to work together again to solve our many national problems.

We need to keep the Democrats feet to the fire to insure their losses in November, and meantime conservatives need to be planning how they will take apart the DACA and substitute real solutions when they have an opportunity to do so. This will be a monumental task.

I am 110% conservative and appreciate the work you are doing but I will not financially support such folly!!!!

David Samuelson
1162 Deer Run Rd
Ellettsville, IN 47429

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