No budget, no pay … no problem? The Senate has done what we haven’t seen in the last four years – passed a budget. So the federal government has finally set spending restraints and defined the choices and aspirations America hopes to achieve? Not so fast…
Today, Paul Ryan is expected to present his budget plan on the House floor. Gretchen Hamel, executive director of Public Notice, joins Istook Live to discuss the details of the Ryan budget and how Washington needs to start making the tough decisions on spending sooner rather than later.
As Congress unveils “dueling budgets,” it’s important to keep in mind that entitlement programs like Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security are the major drivers of our long-term debt and are only becoming more unmanageable and more costly. Members of both parties agree that they must be reformed, but the longer Washington waits, the greater the pain.
“If we are willing to change our iPad every six months, why can’t we be willing to change an antiquated Medicare system that hasn’t been reformed in decades….