Democrat Lawmaker: Cut, Cap and Balance 'Just Ryan Budget With Lipstick'

By Eric Scheiner | July 19, 2011 | 1:52 PM EDT

( - Rep. Hank Johnson (D-Ga.) took to the House floor Tuesday afternoon to inform lawmakers that the Cap, Cut and Balance Act is “just the Ryan budget proposal in lipstick” and “that’s realer than ‘Real Deal Holyfield’”.

In a brief one minute address on the floor of the House Johnson said, “We need jobs and economic growth, not ‘Cut, Cap and Balance’ which is again, just slash and burn politics. Ryan budget proposal with lipstick and that’s the real deal, that’s realer than ‘Real Deal Holyfield’”.

Making a reference to 5 time heavyweight champion boxer Evander ‘Real Deal’ Holyfield was an unique part of a speech that frequently compared the measure to Rep. Paul Ryan’s budget plan.

Rep. Hank Johnson (D-Ga.)

“Cut, Cap and Balance is not a jobs bill, it’s a job killing bill. It’s a new way of trying to ramrod the Ryan budget proposal down our throats. It’s the Ryan budget with lipstick,” Johnson said.

In April, the House passed its fiscal 2012 budget resolution principally authored by Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), which cut $5.8 trillion from current spending levels over the next 10 years and reformed Medicare and Medicaid. The measure failed in the Senate.

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