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11 Ways The Ryan Budget Goes Against What Public Wants

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The new Ryan/Republican budget is out. It cuts $5.1 trillion from spending over 10 years on things that make our lives better, while reducing taxes on the wealthy and giant corporations, and increasing military spending by $483 billion over the same period. (Note that cutting things like health care actually just shifts the costs, because people still get sick.)

How does this compare to the things that the American public wants their government to do? (Does that even matter anymore?)

The website "Populist Majority -- Exposing the gulf between American opinion and conventional wisdom" looks at polls showing what the public actually wants, not at the "conventional wisdom" that the D.C. elite and the corporate media tell us is best for us. Here are just a few results from this site:

These are just a few of the nuggets at the Populist Majority website. Obviously the Ryan/Republican plan to cut $5.1 trillion from spending on things that make our lives better while reducing taxes on the wealthy and giant corporations runs counter to these.

Drilling Down

The National Priorities Project drilled down into specific areas of the Republican budget proposals to see "how new budget proposals stack up against what Americans want." They compared this terrible budget to President Obama's budget proposal, the Congressional Progressive Caucus' (CPC) Better Off Budget and polling that shows what the public wants in specific areas.

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