Rep. Paul Ryan (WI), the ranking Member on the Budget Committee, has been hard at work drafting Republican budget alternatives but he's not too busy to collaborate with the Cato Institute for an economic message. On Tuesday, March 31, Ryan will join Senior Cato Fellows Chris Edwards and Michael Tanner on Capitol Hill for a briefing entitled "Obama's Blueprint for Growing the Welfare State."
A release from Cato asserts that "even by Washington standards, President Obama's budget blueprint is astounding in its big-government ambitions." Among the worries are massive deficits, a huge healthcare plan, high global warming taxes, new subsidy programs and punishing tax hikes on individuals, small businesses and multinational corporations. For more information on the event, you can visit the Cato events page.