WASHINGTON, April 29 (UPI) —
Budget hawk U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., said in the weekly GOP radio address cutting U.S. government spending and taxes would benefit the entire nation.
Ryan chided President Obama for his strategy of tax hikes coupled with spending cuts and said deficit reduction would be better served by reduced spending.
Ryan pitched the spending plan he and his Republican colleagues had crafted in the House as a means of reducing debt without placing any additional tax burdens on individuals and businesses.
Democrats have accused Republicans of being mainly concerned with sacrificing social programs to provide the wealthy additional tax breaks; however, Ryan said all Americans would benefit in the form of lower energy costs and a shored-up Medicare, The Hill said.