Paul Ryan unveils Path to Prosperity; White House scoffs

Rep. Paul Ryan unveiled the House’s proposed budget – The Path to Prosperity – this morning (in case you missed it, you can view it here). In doing so, he’s done what the Senate has failed to do for the last 1,056 days – and counting.

Ryan budget vs. Obama budget in one chart that says it all http://t.co/ANavPNNg

— James Pethokoukis (@JimPethokoukis) March 20, 2012

Ryan: "We want to put our debt on a pathway to balancing & paying off the debt & get our economy growing again by fundamental tax reform."

— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) March 20, 2012

By 2040, debt-GDP ratio is 194% under CBO's alt scenario, 38% under Ryan's budget http://t.co/f77vxMdv

— Philip Klein (@philipaklein) March 20, 2012

Ryan calls our debt "one of the most predictable crises in our nation's history."

— David Freddoso (@freddoso) March 20, 2012

Ryan says his budget gets "rid of the rationing board," IPAB, the so-called "death panel" to deal with meting out care for seniors.

— Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) March 20, 2012

Rep Paul Ryan R-WI says he wants actual budget cutting details on House floor by May

— Jamie Dupree (@jamiedupree) March 20, 2012

It is notable that America cares more when @RepPaulRyan releases a budget than when @BarackObama does.

— Patrick Ruffini (@PatrickRuffini) March 20, 2012

WH/Jay Carney says the House GOP Budget plan "is not a plan that this President could support."

— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) March 20, 2012

Carney says the GOP Budget plan is "not the right approach and its not fair." Syas its not right for the economy or the American people.

— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) March 20, 2012

And, predictably, the White House – with no plan of its own – immediately pounced on the proposal.

Here's the full White House statement blasting Ryan's budget http://t.co/O5SDAa3k

— Philip Klein (@philipaklein) March 20, 2012

WH: "The House budget once again fails the test of balance, fairness & shared responsibility."

— Philip Klein (@philipaklein) March 20, 2012

WH Comms Director @pfeiffer44 says the Ryan budget draws on the same wrong-headed theory that led to the worst recession of our lifetimes.

— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) March 20, 2012

WH's Pfeiffer: Instead of strengthening Medicare, the House budget would end Medicare as we know it..

— Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) March 20, 2012

WH's Pfeiffer says Ryan budget "would shower the wealthiest few Americans with an average tax cut of at least $150,000…

— Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) March 20, 2012

The White House’s reaction didn’t sit well with some people:

Attention: BASIC ARITHMETIC destroys "Medicare as we know it" within the next dozen years: http://t.co/ldVvP5wz #crisis

— Guy Benson (@guypbenson) March 20, 2012

Attention: If you were born before 1957, Paul Ryan's needed Medicare reforms *will not affect you at all.* http://t.co/HQY8XBIc #tcot

— Guy Benson (@guypbenson) March 20, 2012

Larry Kudlow after Steve Israel said, "Medicare’s not going bankrupt." pic.twitter.com/a8ChmZAg

— Katherine Miller (@katherinemiller) March 20, 2012

Obama's Treasury Secretary on debt/entitlement crisis last month: We don't have a solution, but we oppose Paul Ryan's. http://t.co/zrVJn9Qc

— Guy Benson (@guypbenson) March 20, 2012

Okay, Obama. If you don't like Ryan's budget, let's use the one Harry Reid passed in the Senate. Oh, wait…

— jimgeraghty (@jimgeraghty) March 20, 2012

Okay, fine, forget this year. Let's just use the budget Harry Reid passed in the Senate last year. Oh, wait…

— jimgeraghty (@jimgeraghty) March 20, 2012

Okay, so Harry Reid & Senate Democrats haven't passed a budget this year or last. Let's use the 2010 one – wait, what?

— jimgeraghty (@jimgeraghty) March 20, 2012

The Senate Democrats' budget proposal, in its entirety:

— jimgeraghty (@jimgeraghty) March 20, 2012

The Dem budget fails the test of existing. MT @philipaklein: WH: "House budget fails test of balance, fairness & shared responsibility."

— Ben Howe (@BenHowe) March 20, 2012

You know what else will destroy Medicare as we know it? Medicare as we know it.

— David Burge (@iowahawkblog) March 20, 2012

The people criticizing Ryan's budget thought Obama's was good. The one that ensures bankruptcy. Their opinions don't count anymore. #tcot

— RB (@RBPundit) March 20, 2012

If one were to go by the Left's reaction to Paul Ryan's plan, the only conclusion is that they want the US to be insolvent. #tcot #p2

— RB (@RBPundit) March 20, 2012

Senate Dem budget most non-existent in 500 years.

— Jonah Goldberg (@JonahNRO) March 20, 2012

But maybe skeptics shouldn’t be so quick to judge. Maybe there’s hope after all?

Get ready: @USProgressives will unveil the most fiscally responsible budget this year AND protect Medicare and Medicaid #budget4all

— Rep. Keith Ellison (@keithellison) March 19, 2012

Nah.

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