Heritage: Dead End for the Republican Budget?

Paul Ryan, Kevin McCarthy
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Tommy Binion, director of policy outreach at The Heritage Foundation, writes that conservative opposition to Congress’s new budget could pressure Republican leadership to “construct a more responsible budget.”

From Daily Signal:

Congress has demonstrated a total failure to choose priorities. Instead, Congress has chosen to tax and borrow to spend more and more on nearly every proposed expenditure. We have reached a fiscal crisis where this behavior is no longer tolerable.

Until recently, Republican leadership had been pursuing a budget that continues this pattern. This year’s House Republican budget proposal was $50 billion higher than the equivalent proposal last year.

But perhaps there is light at the end of the tunnel. For now, that proposal was soundly rejected and defeated by certain conservatives, especially Rep. Dave Brat R-Va., and Marlin Stutzman, R-Ind., who opposed the budget when it came through the Budget Committee.

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