There appears to be good news in Mr. Ryan's proposed budget. Apparently he is not running for President in 2016. Now if he can get Mr. Cruz to endorse it. Could it be that Mr. Ryan is really a plant to assure a victory in 2014 and 2016 for the Democrats?
"As with past budget proposals, Mr. Ryan seeks to eliminate the Affordable Care Act’s Medicaid expansion, then turn the health care program for the poor into block grants to the states — saving $732 billion over the decade. He would also cap and block-grant food stamps, starting in 2020, cutting that program by $125 billion in five years. The budget relies on imposing new work requirements on food stamp and welfare recipients." Ryan Budget Would Cut Food Stamps and Medicaid Deeply
We need to get our budget under control and we need a plan. The plan does not mean we need a balanced budget under government accounting. If the average american family followed the same accounting rules we would need to count our homes as an expense in the year purchased.
The plan should be over 15 to 20 years. We need to repair our infrastructure and spend more on education. The winner of battles of the mid 21st century will be the nations that have done the best at educating its its citizens. We are not doing well.
We need to cut military spending for our budget exceeds the next 13 largest military budgets in the world. China's budget is equal to 20% of ours. Shortly China will have over 200 million college graduates in its work force. That comes close to equaling our countries total work force.
The world will not be standing still as we balance our budget. The U.S. is under threat of losing its dominant status in the world. We are losing not because of a lack of military power, but rather the decline in our economic power. The world is catching up and this is particularly true with China and other parts of Asia. The question is what can we do about it.
The National Intelligence Agency (NIA) recently published their economic global forecasts for the year 2030.using four different scenarios.