Paul Ryan's new budget? Sounds like the old Paul Ryan budget to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.
"The Paul Ryan Budget 3.0 uses the same fuzzy math as his previous two budgets. It relies on accounting that is creative at best and fraudulent at worst to inflate its claims of deficit reduction," the Nevada Democrat said.
Ryan, R-Wisc., unveiled his new plan Tuesday, and while it's expected to pass the Republican-run House of Representatives, Reid made it clear it would go nowhere in the Democratic-run Senate.
Here are Reid's comments:
"Early this year, with November’s election losses fresh in their minds, top Republicans promised a kinder, gentler Republican Party – a Republican Party that cared about “every American…achieving their dreams.” Republicans bandied about words like fairness and opportunity. They made overtures toward women and Hispanics. They promised cooperation and an end to brinksmanship. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor even spoke of, “an agenda based on a shared vision of creating the conditions for health, happiness and prosperity for more Americans and their families.” The rebranding was under way.
"Then a few weeks passed. And the Republican emphasis on fairness and equity passed along with them.