"Rep. Paul Ryan Defends GOP Budget" by Reut Cohen for Neon Tommy, April 18, 2011:
Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan defended the Republicans’ budget proposal Sunday, arguing the plan reforms the tax system and gets rid of loopholes while enforcing strict caps on domestic spending. Ryan, who unveiled the GOP 2012 budget plan last week, says the proposal can reduce the deficit by $4.4 trillion over ten years by repealing health care reform, restructuring Medicare and Medicaid entitlements and making cuts to defense.Read it all here.
"We want financial controls, we want cuts in spending accompanying the raising of the debt ceiling,” said Ryan. “Nobody wants to play around with the country's credit rating, nobody wants to see default happening, but we also think it is important to get a handle on future borrowing as we deal with raising the debt ceiling."