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August 22, 2014

Ryan Budget: The Official Talking Points

House Republicans are only now beginning to take a deeper look at Budget Chairman Paul D. Ryan’s fiscal 2014 budget plan. A committee markup to fill in the details is scheduled to begin Wednesday.

In the interim, here are the “talking points” House Budget Committee Republicans have armed their GOP colleagues with:

The Path to Prosperity: A Responsible, Balanced Budget
 
We owe the American people a responsible, balanced budget.
We balance the budget in 10 years. Senate Democrats never balance — ever.
It’s not fair to take more just to spend more in Washington.
A balanced budget will foster a healthier economy and help create jobs.

  • We can’t keep spending money we don’t have. By refusing to get serious about spending, many in Washington are making clear they favor trillions of dollars of tax increases on American families.
  • It is irresponsible to take more from hardworking taxpayers to spend more in Washington.
  • House Republicans have a plan to get spending and debt under control so we can regain control of our future.
  • We have a plan to:
  1. Stop spending money we don’t have by cutting wasteful spending;
  2. Fix our broken tax code to create jobs and increase wages;
  3. Protect and strengthen important priorities like Medicare and national security;
  4. Repair the safety net and expand opportunity to all Americans.
  • Every family must balance its budget, and Washington should too. We invite the President and Senate Democrats to join us in this common-sense goal.
  • We have a plan to balance the budget in 10 years. Unfortunately, the Senate Democrats’ budget never balances — ever.
  • With the right reforms in place, we can balance the budget, foster a healthier economy, and create jobs.

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