Joining top members of the Budget Committee, U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth, D-Ky., ripped the Republican plan to cut trillions of dollars from the federal budget over the next decade, calling it “payback for the prosperous”.
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The GOP budget was unveiled Tuesday by Budget Chairman Paul Ryan, R-Wis., and would slash $5.8 trillion in projected spending. The plan rests largely on scaling back payments to entitlement programs such as Medicare and Medicaid.
House Democrats say they will offer an alternative budget proposal.
The White House has rejected the plan, saying it would burden seniors, the poor and workers who lose their health care.
The impasse means that a shutdown of the federal government still looms.