This article in the Wall Street Journal is behind a paywall — and the Palace, of course, will not transfer one single cent from its treasury for media content owned by our nemesis, Rupert “Pie Face” Murdoch. Fortunately, the Washington Post sent us a handy summary via email:
The House GOP’s plan to cut health-care spending rather than defense passed out of the Budget Committee. “House Republicans, seeking to prevent defense-spending cuts at the end of the year, advanced a plan that would instead reduce spending on health-care programs, food aid and other major domestic initiatives of the Obama administration. The bill developed by House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R., Wis.) would cut about $261 billion in domestic spending over the next decade and roll back portions of the 2010 health-care law and the Dodd-Frank financial overhaul. It was approved Monday by the House Budget Committee on a 21-9 party line vote and likely will be approved by the House later this week. But it is a dead letter in the Senate because the cuts in the social safety net are anathema to Democrats who control that chamber…A sizable portion of the domestic cuts in the House GOP bill come from programs benefiting the poor, including food stamps, Medicaid, and a child tax credit.
-Janet Hook and Damian Paletta
Shorter WSJ: Paul Ryan is still Satan.