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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.


Senator Lee’s Budget Would Sharply Cut Social Security, Medicare, Other Programs While Making Tax System Less Progressive

Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) plans to introduce a budget resolution (S. Con. Res. 44) this week that would sharply cut Social Security and Medicare and most other federal programs.  Based on a plan from the Heritage Foundation, the Lee budget would slash programs that benefit low- and middle-income Americans while providing tax cuts for the wealthy.  Here are some of its remarkable features:

Thinking About Tax Policy, Part 4: Ryan Plan a Costly Step in the Wrong Direction

This series has explained why we need to raise more revenue and why it makes sense to start at the top of the income scale.  The budget from House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan goes in exactly the opposite direction — it would cut taxes deeply at the top and raise even less revenue than if we continued all of President Bush’s tax cuts, leading to bigger deficits and worse income inequality.


Ryan Budget Would Raise Some Taxes; Guess Who Gets Hit?

You’ve undoubtedly heard lots about how House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan’s budget plan would give millionaires an average $265,000 apiece in new tax cuts, on top of the $129,000 apiece they would get from Ryan’s call to extend President Bush’s tax cuts. Have you also heard, however, that he wants to raise taxes for some other Americans?  Want to guess who would bear the brunt of his tax hikes?

Ryan Budget Would Make Big Changes in Medicare

House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan’s new budget provides much less detail than last year’s about his proposals in Medicare and other areas — too little for the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) to estimate their impact, as Brookings economist William Gale points out.  (CBO estimated that Chairman Ryan’s Medicare proposals last year would have driven up total health care spending and


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