Ryan says he has votes to pass his budget in the House

It won't get anywhere in the senate, but Rep. Paul Ryan's bold budget proposal that cuts more than $5 trillion over the next decade while restructuring Medicare says he has the votes to pass his plan in the House. The Hill: House Republican leaders voiced confidence Tuesday that they will pass their budget despite unified Democratic opposition and grumbling from GOP conservatives that its proposed spending cuts are too small. "We have the votes," the budget architect, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), told reporters on the day he unveiled a plan to overhaul the tax code and cut $5.3 trillion in spending over a decade. Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) predicted the budget resolution would receive "a strong vote of support" when it hits the House floor next week. The plan, released with extensive fanfare on Tuesday, serves as an election-year agenda for a party hoping to hold onto its young House majority and win back the White House in November. Democrats attacked the blueprint en ...(Read Full Post)