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The Paul Ryan Budget Is Worse Than Doing Nothing

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A budget that increase government spending while not touching entitlements is a waste of a golden opportunity.

House Budget Committee Chairman Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., right, accompanied by House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio, left, and Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-N.C., answers reporters questions during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013, as House Republicans signaled support for a budget deal he worked out yesterday with Senate Budget Committee Chair Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash. The budget deal was one of a few major measures left on Congress' to-do list near the end of a bruising year that has produced a partial government shutdown, a flirtation with a first-ever federal default and gridlock on President Obama's agenda. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan and House Speaker John Boehner are taken aback by the negative reactions from conservative groups to the budget deal brokered with Democrats late Tuesday night. "CBS News" is reporting that Boehner lashed out in response to a question about the deal yesterday in a news conference.

"This is ridiculous," Boehner exclaimed. "Listen, if you're for more deficit reduction, you are for this agreement."

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