House Passes GOP Budget (VIDEO)

Source: Alan Silverleib / CNN

WASHINGTON – The Republican-controlled House of Representatives on Thursday passed the GOP leadership’s 2013 budget plan — a measure that has no chance of passing the Democratic-controlled Senate but creates a clear contrast between the two parties on a number of critical tax and spending issues ahead of the general election.

The resolution passed in a strongly polarized 228-191 vote. No Democrats backed the measure; only 10 Republicans opposed it.

House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan’s $3.53 trillion blueprint includes an overhaul of the nation’s tax code and major changes to popular entitlements such as Medicare — expensive programs that in the past have been considered politically untouchable.

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