Senior House Democrats took aim Tuesday at the hazy mathematical assumptions in Rep. Paul Ryan's (R-WI) budget.
House Democratic Caucus Chair Xavier Becerra (D-CA), Vice Chair Joe Crowley (D-NY) and Congressional Black Caucus Chair Marcia Fudge (D-OH) touted their alternative budgets in a morning press briefing and aggressively criticized Ryan over his GOP proposal.
"Earth to Chairman Ryan. Come in, Chairman Ryan. Come back to Earth," said Becerra. "Because people want to work. People want to make sure the earned benefits they paid for are there for them when they finally need them. ... Come back from space."
Fudge said that "if anyone can add or subtract, they can look at the Ryan budget and know that it doesn't add up. Mathematically it doesn't make any sense. ... The Ryan budget is based on a premise that is false from the beginning." She went after him for claiming he'll repeal the Affordable Care Act while assuming its higher taxes and Medicare cuts.
"Did Ryan indicate which planet they're on?" said Crowley.