Dick Morris: Paul Ryan's Budget a 'Suicide Note'

Thursday, 10 Apr 2014 03:35 PM

By Aaron Stern

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The federal budget proposed Tuesday by Republican Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin is fine as a theoretical document, but in reality it will serve as a political suicide note that will make it easier for Democrats to win elections for the next 10 years, political analyst Dick Morris says.

"I have no quarrel with the Ryan budget in terms of its content. I'm saying that it's a suicide note because in the year 2024, not before, 2024 it says, they'll move Medicare to a voucher system although there will always be the option of traditional Medicare. 2024?" Morris told John Bachman and J.D. Hayworth on Newsmax TV's "America's Forum" Thursday.

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"This Ryan budget won't become law, it won't do anything of substance, and the cuts it proposes won't take effect for eight years, and yet he wants a vote on it. Everybody that votes for it is hurting themselves badly in their race for re-election and all of the Republican congressmen who are running for Senate might as well forget about those races if they vote 'yes,'" Morris said.

Ryan's proposed budget would cut $5.1 trillion in federal spending over the next decade and would balance the budget by repealing Obamacare and cutting $732 billion in Medicaid and Medicare spending, as well as cuts to food stamps, Pell Grants and farm subsidies.

Balancing the budget is a fine idea, but Ryan's plan to do it has no chance of being passed by Congress and will alienate voters in the meantime, Morris said.

"It won't be passed, it won't be law, it will just be the basis of negative ads," Morris said.

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