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Spending cuts bite in Paul Ryan's home town

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Image from a quicklink The House Republican budget, authored by Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI), gets 62 percent of its budget cuts from programs that benefit low-income Americans and would boot millions off of food stamps. In addition, Medicare, Medicaid, Pell Grants, and job training programs would face cuts, all while millionaires receive a tax break.

Those spending cuts would further crimp federally-funded programs in cities and towns across the country that are already struggling due to the GOP's austerity ideology. And Ryan's own hometown, Janesville, Wisconsin, hasn't been spared, leading some local residents to wonder "if he remembers where he came from," Reuters reports...

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