VIDEO: President Obama lays out his budget plan while Paul Ryan pouts

Watch as President Barack Obama shares his 2012 federal budget plan, a plan markedly different than the one proposed by House Republicans.

President Obama made it abundantly clear he won’t allow Republicans to turn Medicare into a voucher-based system (as they’ve proposed) simply to give tax breaks to the richest Americans, saying:

“The fact is, their vision is less about reducing the deficit than it is about changing the basic social compact in America. As Ronald Reagan’s own budget director said, there’s nothing “serious” or “courageous” about this plan. There’s nothing serious about a plan that claims to reduce the deficit by spending a trillion dollars on tax cuts for millionaires and billionaires. There’s nothing courageous about asking for sacrifice from those who can least afford it and don’t have any clout on Capitol Hill. And this is not a vision of the America I know.”

While President Obama unveiled his 2012 budget proposal, Republican Rep. Paul Ryan, the author of the 2012 Republican House budget proposal, sat in the front row in the George Washington University auditorium. Rep. Ryan was obviously displeased with President Obama’s attacks on the Republican House budget proposal:

Mr. Ryan grew visibly annoyed during the speech, shaking his head in disgust. He feverishly took notes, and when Mr. Obama finished he stood up and bolted from the auditorium.

I almost feel bad for Paul Ryan….almost.


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  1. What do you think of this video of Representative Paul Ryan discussing his medicare voucher reform proposal, the White House’s lack of bipartisanship efforts, the debt commission report and today’s House vote on tax cuts,etc (12/10):

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