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Republican House members, including Budget Committee Chairman Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) (2nd L), leave after a meeting with President Barack Obama June 1, 2011 at the White House in Washington, DC. (Image credit: Getty Images via @daylife)
House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan released the House Republican alternative to President Obama’s budget this morning. Few people expect the Ryan budget to become law, including Ryan. Instead, the Ryan and Obama budgets will help frame the debate over economic policy heading into the November elections. As Ryan put it in a Wall Street Journal oped, “no two documents illustrate the choice of two futures better than the president’s budget and the one put forward by House Republicans.”
Key highlights of the Ryan budget include: