FILE -- In this April 5, 2011 file photo, House Budget Committee Chairman Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis. speaks at a news conference at the Capitol in Washington. Republicans are ready to ram through the ... more 
FILE -- In this April 5, 2011 file photo, House Budget Committee Chairman Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis. speaks at a news conference at the Capitol in Washington. Republicans are ready to ram through the House an election-year, $3.5 trillion budget that showcases their deficit-cutting plan for revamping Medicare and slicing everything from food stamps to transportation while rejecting President Barack Obama's call to raise taxes on the rich. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite/File) less 
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