Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI), ranking member on the House Budget Committee, has done the American people a great service as the debate commences on President Barack Obama’s budget. We’ve all heard the argument from congressional Republicans: “It spends too much, borrows too much and taxes too much.” Put those words next to pictures and you begin to realize their significance.
The following 11 slides should be a staple of conservative efforts to counter Obama’s budget. As you can see, 95% of Americans will not get a tax cut. Families will actually have a net tax increase of $800 after they pay for Obama’s cap-and-trade program. But perhaps the most dramatic chart from Ryan is the depiction showing the doubling of the national debt and the pace at which it increases compared to President Bush’s tenure.
This weekend when Obama’s troops mobilize by going door-to-door in support of his budget proposal, make sure you’re armed with this set of charts to rebut their rhetoric.