Erik Wasson, The Hill‘s Budget Policy Reporter, discusses the House Republican 2012 Budget Plan and takes viewer calls.
The Republicans’ 2012 budget plan, which was released Tuesday, and the push-&-pull over the CR and funding the government until spending bills are agreed upon. Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) says the Republicans’ proposal “brings government spending to below 20 percent of the economy, a sharp contrast to the President’s budget, in which spending never falls below 23 percent of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) over the next decade.” Today on the Washington Journal Rep. Chaffetz elaborates on his role and thoughts.
Rep. Jim McDermott (D-WA) discusses the Republican’s 2012 budget plan, specifically cuts to entitlement programs like Medicare & Medicaid.
Adam Boulton, Sky News’ Political Editor discusses the overall U.S.-British relations including the NATO mission in Libya and Britain’s growing fiscal problems.