Speaker Of The House Of Representatives Paul Ryan, R-Wis., President Trump praised the budget blueprint Tuesday evening, told Fox News’ “The story with Martha MacCallum” , “the quest and the goal is right on target.”
The blueprint created by OMB Director Mick Mulvaney has criticized Democrats and Republicans alike for its proposed $3.6 trillion in cuts from an array of benefit programs, domestic agencies and war spending in the next ten years. These planned cuts are more than $600 billion in Medicaid payments and $191 billion in food stamp benefits.
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But Ryan dismissed the criticism as “the beginning of the budget process.”
“The gun, goes to the start line, when the President submits his budget, and then the wrangling, the posturing, and the prioritization is carried out,” explains Ryan. “This is what you hear. People with priorities are pushing their priorities and that is what the Congress is doing.”
The speaker also praised the White house blueprint for his plan to balance the budget in ten years.
“We never had that with Obama. He had never tried to balance the budget, let alone propose to balance the budget,” explains Ryan. “So, what I see is a President, what he promises.”