Issue Brief posted May 8, 2012
The Budget and Religion: Principles for Informing Policy
House Budget Committee chairman Paul Ryan (R–WI) is being criticized by the secular and religious left for comments he made about the role his Catholic faith played in crafting his budget. The most outrageous criticism is that it played any role at all.
The reactions to Ryan’s comments should call to mind three important things: (1) religious values should be…
WebMemo posted December 8, 2011
Chairman Ryan’s Proposals for Fixing the Budget Process
To say “the budget process is broken,” as many Members of Congress like to complain, is a little misleading. The regular order of the budget process has not been employed for the past several years—and mostly because of Congress’s inability or unwillingness to use it. But if not broken, the process has indeed broken down, as demonstrated by the Senate’s failure to pass…
WebMemo posted May 13, 2011
Ten Myths of Ryan’s House Budget Plan
Runaway spending and deficits continue to grow unabated in part because any attempts to rein them in are relentlessly demagogued by defenders of big government. The latest example is the budget recently authored by House Budget Committee chairman Paul Ryan (R–WI) and passed by the House of Representatives.
Most critics have failed to provide any credible alternative…
WebMemo posted May 6, 2011
Solving the National Medicaid Crisis
On April 15, the House of Representatives passed a budget that addresses the Medicaid crisis. Introduced by Budget Committee chairman Paul Ryan (R–WI), it repeals Obamacare and its costly Medicaid expansion and puts Medicaid on a more fiscally sustainable path. Ryan’s Medicaid reform ends the open-ended federal reimbursement of state Medicaid spending and allows states…
WebMemo posted April 14, 2011
Ryan Budget Plan Promotes Housing Recovery by Ending Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac
While much of the press attention has focused on other parts of the budget plan put forth by Representative Paul Ryan (R–WI), a key provision is its call for an end to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the two housing giants that essentially failed and were taken over by their regulator in 2008. In their place, Ryan proposes to “allow private-market secondary lenders to fairly,…
Working Paper posted April 5, 2011
Economic Analysis of the House Budget Resolution
Updated as of April 6, 2011.
Read the statement on the update.
Congressman Paul Ryan (R-WI), chairman of the Committee on the Budget of the U.S. House of Representatives, requested by letter that the Center for Data Analysis (CDA) undertake an economic analysis of the House Budget Resolution for federal fiscal year 2012 through 2021. The Chairman…
Backgrounder posted December 3, 2010
The Future of Health Care Reform: Paul Ryan’s “Roadmap” and Its Critics
Abstract: The future of health care in America looks grim—but it does not have to be. Representative Paul Ryan (R–WI) has proposed “A Roadmap for America’s Future”—the only comprehensive plan in Washington that deals with the looming fiscal and economic crisis, driven by ever-increasing government spending on health care. Ryan’s Roadmap would reduce the deficit, allow…