The Ryan budget’s priorities in two graphs

April 2, 2012

The tax side:


Note that Ryan has said he supports closing various tax breaks and loopholes in order to offset some of the costs of his tax cuts. Those changes aren’t included here because, as of yet, he hasn’t said what they will be. But it’s at least possible that they could change the distribution of his cuts. That said, the spending side of his proposal is quite detailed. Here’s where his cuts fall:


This is actually somewhat less regressive than Ryan’s previous budget, which the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities estimated found 65 percent of its spending cuts in programs for low-income Americans.

There are, sadly, no graphs for the budget released by congressional Democrats, as they haven’t actually released a budget.

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