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Ryan Roundup: Everything You Need to Know About Chairman Ryan's Budget

Updated: Saturday, August 11, 2012


Below is a compilation of the CBPP analyses, blog posts, and graphics on the budget that House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan proposed, and the House of Representatives passed, in March.  At the bottom of the compilation, we also list the Center's analysis of the Ryan "Roadmap" budget plan.

Overview/General

The Myth of the Out-of-Control Federal Government

Are the size and reach of the federal government exploding, as some have suggested?  While overall federal spending is well above its historical average as a share of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and is expected to remain so even after the economy recovers, our new examination of the latest Congressional Budget Office (CBO) data belies claims of a large and permanent expansion of the federal government.

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Here’s what we found:

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