Peoria Public Radio Staff
Thu March 21, 2013
Paul Ryan talks budget, party priorities in Washington, IL
“We know that there are proven ideas that work. It’s respect the taxpayer, it’s reform government, it’s cut wasteful spending, it’s reform these incredibly-important entitlement programs that we’ve organized our lives around before they go bankrupt,” Ryan says.
Ryan’s budget calls for cuts in some safety-net programs and would turn Medicare into a voucher-like system for those born after 1959. 17th District Democratic Congresswoman Cheri Bustos voted against Ryan’s budget. She says the Budget would be unfair to seniors:
“The problem is the voucher would not keep pace with increases in health costs,” Bustos says.
Next the Democratically-controlled Senate votes on its spending plan.