Bustos Votes Against Ryan Budget

bustos head shotThe U.S. House is giving a thumbs up to a budget plan that makes deep cuts to the deficit while also cutting spending for health care programs, college grants and infrastructure spending. The plan was authored by Congressman Paul Ryan, but the Senate is unlikely to even take it up. Western Illinois Congresswoman Cheri Bustos voted against the Ryan budget citing various reasons.

There’s already a budget plan in place for next year. The Ryan budget plan is more of a declaration of principles for Republicans going into the midterm elections. The White House called the plan a “top-down approach” to the economy that would result in critical cuts.