"(Reuters) - The
Senate passed a Republican-authored budget plan early on Friday that
seeks $5.1 trillion in domestic spending cuts over 10 years while
boosting military funding.
The 52-46 vote on the
non-binding budget resolution put Congress on a path to complete its
first full budget in six years. It came at the end of a marathon 18-hour
session that saw approval of dozens of amendments ranging from Iran sanctions to carbon emissions and immigration policies.
Republican senators who are running or considering running for
president, Ted Cruz and Rand Paul, voted against their party's budget
plan, which is similar to one passed by House Republicans on Wednesday.
addition to aiming to eliminate deficits within 10 years, both
documents seek to ease the path for a repeal or replacement of President
Barack Obama's signature health care reform law."
Who are we so afraid of that we have to INCREASE defense spending? And why would we pay for that by depriving people of affordable health care? Who actually thinks this way? And why would anyone vote for someone who thinks this way?