Last week House GOP leaders unveiled a bold new 2013 budget blueprint, promising to cut government spending and reverse rising federal deficits. The budget proposal – "The Path to Prosperity" – aims to tame the national debt by overhauling Medicare and cutting deeply into a number of politically sensitive federal programs. The proposal also looks to reshuffle the tax code, sharply lowering individual tax rates and brackets.
The budget resolution goes to the House floor today. Joining us to discuss the proposal is Congressman Todd Akin, Republican Representative from Missouri’s 2nd District. Representative Akin is a member of the House Budget Committee and worked on the crafting of this budget resolution. He has served in Congress since 2001 and is also a member of the House Armed Services Committee.