The Ryan budget, in one chart

The fiscal year 2014 Ryan budget is finally here. Here's what it changes, from 2014 to 2023. Note that Social Security and revenue are assumed to be unchanged under the budget; whether Ryan's tax plan is actually capable of generating that much revenue is yet to be seen.

Note also that I'm using the CBO's baseline as outlined here, rather than the "current policy" baseline that Ryan constructs. The latter does some funky and highly controversial stuff with war spending, so I decided to use the baseline constructed by political neutrals instead.

Update: the initial "other mandatory" numbers were wrong and have been corrected. We apologize for the error. We also updated the graph so that the axes better fit the updated data.

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