“After three years in which the Democratic majority in the Senate failed to produce a budget, it was refreshing to have them offer up any budget at all.
But both their proposal, proffered by Sen. Patty Murray of Washington, and the plan advanced by Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), turn a blind eye to reality in ways that render them dead on arrival at a time America needs action, not partisan wish lists.
Ryan's budget assumes the repeal of the Affordable Care Act, the federal healthcare takeover rammed through by Democrats when they controlled both houses of Congress. Since most agree that the law is here to stay, following the Supreme Court's blessing and President Barack Obama's re-election last year, that assumption is a waste of time. … Murray's budget shows the equivalent amount of partisan pie-in-the-sky thinking as Ryan's for those on the other side of the aisle. It includes nearly $1 trillion in new tax revenue, $100 billion in infrastructure-project stimulus—and no serious entitlement reform.”
—Columbus (Ohio) Dispatch