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FEULNER: The battle of the budgets
Ryan’s plan brings balance; the Senate’s doesn’t even try
Roll back discretionary spending.
Roll back recent tax increases with a sweeping, growth-oriented tax-reform plan, and cap taxes at the historical average of 18.5 percent.
The Senate budget is a nonstarter. The Ryan budget is a vast improvement. In a time of economic uncertainty, replete with unsustainable budget increases, we need to stop dodging hard choices. We know what needs to be done. It’s time to do it.
Ed Feulner is president of the Heritage Foundation (heritage.org).
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