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POLICY INSIGHT
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Ryan Budget Plan Produces Far Less Real Deficit Cutting Than Reported

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As we explain in a report released today, even some critics of House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan’s budget plan have praised his “courage” and his willingness to make “hard choices” to address looming deficits. But, upon closer inspection, Chairman Ryan’s widely reported claim that his plan produces $1.6 trillion in deficit reduction proves illusory. In fact, the numbers in his plan show that his budget produces just $155 billion in real deficit reduction over ten years. To see why, click here.