Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Gov. Palin offers praise for Rep. Paul Ryan's budget

"Serious & necessary"
At The Hill's Blog Briefing Room, Jordan Fabian observes that via Twitter, Sarah Palin has expressed her support for House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan's budget proposal:
There is hope! Serious & necessary leadership rolls out serious & necessary reform proposal. Good start (from Dec. http://on.wsj.com/eP0Kwo)

Ryan's plan will slash $5.8 trillion from current spending levels over 10 years, but would not balance the budget for at least two decades. It also proposed huge reforms to Medicare and Medicaid that he said would save the programs, and that Democrats say would hurt the elderly and poor.
The Ryan proposal is likely to become part of the GOP's platform in 2012, regardless of who is the Republican Party's presidential nominee, according to NY Times columnist David Brooks. All eyes and ears are on Gov. Palin, who has made no secret of her interest in running for president in 2012, but has not yet announced whether she intends to run.

Related: Excellent analysis of Ryan budget plan by James Pethokoukis here.

- JP

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