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Screenshot of final vote on Ryan budget, 2014
House Republicans did it again, passing yet another budget from Rep. Paul Ryan—which cuts $4.6 trillion over the next ten years, turns Medicare into a voucher system and repeals Obamacare—in a 221-207 vote. Every Democrat, along with 10 Republicans, voted no.

Despite some grumbling from within the GOP leadership ranks about how the budget goes too far, Republicans were pretty darned unified in lining up to destroy everything good that government does.

It also creates a $6 trillion revenue hole with its massive tax cuts for the wealthy, says it cuts $100 billion in defense spending that it doesn't really cut, and thus doesn't really balance the budget in ten years, as Ryan promised.

But it's all good, because they all know the secret that freshman Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY) let out of the bag:  

"We know it's dead on arrival," Massie said. "We know it's a pretend vote."
Dead on arrival in 2013, and potentially a great gift to Democrats for 2014.

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Originally posted to Joan McCarter on Thu Mar 21, 2013 at 07:50 AM PDT.

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