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Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY)(L), Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) and Senator Roy Blunt (R-MO) leave the weekly Senate Republican meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington, February 26, 2013. &nbsp;REUTERS/Jason Reed
The Senate GOP will have their own economy-killing giveaway to the wealthy, thank you very much
The Senate is trying to get its work on the 2014 budget completed before leaving for a two-week recess, a potentially daunting task because, under budget rules, an unlimited number of amendments can be offered. But there's one that's looking really unlikely right now, and that's one to substitute the Democrats' budget with the Ryan budget.
Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL), the top Republican on the Budget Committee, told a handful of reporters Tuesday that Republicans may not offer the Ryan plan as an amendment when Democrats bring up their budget resolution for a vote later this week.

“I wouldn’t be surprised if Ryan’s budget doesn’t come up one way or the other in this process,” Sessions said on the same afternoon that his caucus met with Ryan on the budget. He praised the House budget chief’s work as “honest” and “wonderful” but said Senate Republicans “might have different views” on how to move forward. [...]

Session said he intends to offer an amendment that may not be identical to Ryan’s plan but “does put us on a path to balancing the budget … over 10 years, with growth and without taxes.”

Yes, Paul Ryan's star is definitely fading, so Senate Republicans will put their own plan for big tax cuts to the rich in the mix.
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Originally posted to Joan McCarter on Thu Mar 21, 2013 at 10:24 AM PDT.

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