Just 77 Democrats voted for liberal budget alternative 

A liberal budget alternative that would have dramatically raised taxes and gutted military spending attracted  a mere 77 votes in the House on Friday.

The defeat of the alternative, which I wrote about here, is telling. It's easy for Democrats to attack Budget Committee Chairman Rep. Paul Ryan's propoal when the alternative is a fantasyland in which we can preserve our current entitlement obligations with little or no changes and merely adding taxes to the rich. But it's much harder for them to embrace the draconian tax hikes and government expansion in the Congressional Progessive Caucus proposal that would be the natural consequence of their ideology.

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