The GOP Budget: For Confident Americans?

Paul RyanGage Skidmore
Whelp, it is here America, the GOP’s answer to the Obama administration’s budget proposal (ohh I can hear the cheers from “the Texes’s” [Texas] oil tycoon, his wife Lo-red-dy, and their eight chirren rit now [I mean, right now] ); and according to House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan it promises to offer the “American People” a choice and/or choices.

The budget crafted by Ryan and liberal Sen. Ron Wyden actually cuts costs extensively in most of the Medicaid program, food stamps, Pell Grants and a host of other programs the Obama administration’s proposal protects ( basically the programs that help the poor, the elderly, and the middle class…uhhh who is left?). Additionally, many Democrat’s fear the plan will lead to shrinking options and higher out-of-pocket costs.

The question is, what “Americans” are benefiting from this GOP blueprint? Moreover, does the timing of this new budget force upon the already struggling GOP presidential hopefuls the position of embracing or rejecting a proposal, which carries heavy political risk and yet has very little chance of coming to fruition?

The question then becomes how can one support a budget created by a man who negatively considers much needed programs for the undeserved such as food stamps and medicaid “entitlement programs” (well… yeah… should not everyone be entitled to dinner at night and medicine when they are sick or is that only for people who “create jobs”…hummmmm, don’t know).

According to Rayan America “Has a debt crisis coming” (uhhhh, where has he been since…I don’t know…around 2008 until now?).

None-the-less in the real world it appears that the The GOP Budget offered fails to balance fairness and shared responsibility.

Seeking only to “create jobs” means reversing the Robin Hood effect of taking from the rich and giving to the poor but also, the budget more blatantly, seems to revert back to the unsuccessful trickle down economics( defined by Webster’s dictionary as: to refer to the idea that tax breaks or other economic benefits provided by government to businesses and the wealthy will benefit poorer members of society by improving the economy as a whole).

In the end, the proposal was mainly intended to create a stark contrast between the Obama administration’s proposal which stresses the importance of social safety nets with more of a “confidence trick” help us help you…give us the money and we will see to it for you.