“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.