*Republican's 2012 Budget

No Surprises, But Lots of Disappointment

If last year is any indication, the Ryan Budget due to be unveiled next week is sure to leave us disappointed.

Just today, Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan told the Wall Street Journal: “I wouldn’t expect any big surprises.”

Somehow, this doesn’t reassure us.  Perhaps that’s because the Republican Ryan Budget proposed last year was fiercely rejected by the American people and received disappointing reviews.

And despite Ryan’s assurances that members of the Republican party “are unified” behind his plan, we remember all the internal divisions from last year.  

Instead of targeting seniors, placing the burden on the middle class, or hampering our economic recovery, perhaps Republicans should instead work with Democrats towards balanced and bipartisan solutions that puts our nation back on a fiscally sustainable path through a combination of spending cuts and revenues.