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8 of North Carolina’s 13 US House Members Vote Against Radical Ryan Budget

The radical Ryan budget may have passed the US House by a 235-193 on Friday, but the majority of North Carolina’s US House representatives rejected the resolution that many organizations in the state said, “represents an assault on the federal government’s commitment to supporting low- and moderate-income families, children, students, and seniors.”

All seven of North Carolina’s Democratic representatives voted against the bill, as did Rep. Walter Jones of North Carolina’s 3rd district.  Rep. Jones was one of only four Republican US House members to vote against the radical Ryan budget.

The North Carolina organizations signing on to the letter opposing the Ryan budget all extend their thanks to the members who voted against the bill, particularly Rep. Jones.

3 Comments


  1. Alex

    April 18, 2011 at 7:21 am

    Why is addressing our huge deficit considered so radical ? Obama’s proposal does nothing more than kicking the problem down the road.You have to be financially challenged if you don’t realize that we can’t afford the current entitlement structure.

  2. Ed McLenaghan

    April 18, 2011 at 9:29 am

    Thanks, Alex. You must have the two budget/deficit proposals confused. President Obama’s deficit reduction plan is the one that has a substantial impact on reducing the long-term deficit. Chairman Ryan’s proposal cuts services for low- and moderate income families and seniors by dismantling Medicaid and Medicare to pay for tax cuts for the wealthy and corporations while having only a small impact on the long-term deficit.

    Hope that helps clarify things a bit!

    http://www.offthechartsblog.org/house-budget-committee-mistakes-were-made/

  3. trailblazer2

    April 18, 2011 at 11:58 am

    Agreed, Alex. Attacking the huge deficit shouldn’t be radical. And Obama’s plan merely says, “One day, we’re going to take care of it”. Of course, when that day comes, they will change it again due to ‘circumstances beyond their control. Yet Ryans new budget barely touched it as well. Once one gets past the financial slight of hand moves, the savings come closer to 300 million, not 30 billion. What really needs to be Dropped is three foreign unconstitutional wars. That would save 250 billion a year. Then drop foreign aid. I’ve heard different estimates but they seem to range from 350 billion up to 500 billion a year. Now that would make a difference! Think of that money coming in to lower to middle income families! We could bring troops home to their families, keep services for low to middle income families, and have a budget in the black. It could happen.

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