Gazing down the "Path to Prosperity"

Wednesday, April 06, 2011

Everywhere you turn in Washington, there are budget battles. Democrats and Republicans are negotiating the 2011 budget in hopes of avoiding a government shutdown this Friday; the 2012 budget is still in the air; and the Congressional Budget Office, under the leadership of Paul Ryan (R-WI), has offered a proposal that looks to shave $6 billion from the federal budget - including big changes to Medicaid and Medicare. Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) discusses the negotiation on the hill; and John Heilemann, national affairs editor for New York Magazine; Paul Starr, professor of public policy at Princeton; and Ed Haislmaier, health policy researcher at the Heritage Foundation discuss the Ryan proposal.

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Marsha Blackburn, Ed Haislmaier, John Heilemann and Paul Starr
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