The Republican Budget Quiz

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The Republican Budget Quiz

The Republican Budget Quiz refers to the budget resolution, introduced by Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI), which passed in the House in March, 2012, by a 228-191 vote.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The Republican budget plan would...
    • A. 

      Cut taxes for the very wealthy (millionaires and billionaires haven't been doing so hot, you know)

    • B. 

      Threaten to cut Social Security benefits

    • C. 

      End Medicare as we know it and shift the health care cost burden to seniors

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 2. 
    The Republican budget makes deep, lasting cuts to many domestic programs, including Medicare, Medicaid, nutrition and housing programs. Meanwhile, it increases defense spending by $228 billion through 2022.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    The Republican budget would repeal provisions of the Affordable Care Act (health reform law), including those that closed the "doughnut hole" in Medicare Part D. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 4. 
    The Republican budget changes Medicare by...
    • A. 

      It doesn't change it

    • B. 

      Lowering health care costs for current and future beneficiaries

    • C. 

      Replacing Medicare’s guaranteed benefits with a “premium support” payment that beneficiaries would use towards the cost of private insurance or traditional Medicare starting in 2023

  • 5. 
    Medicaid is a program that low-income families, people with disabilities and seniors rely on for health care coverage. The Republican budget alters Medicaid by...
    • A. 

      Turning Medicaid into a block grant and jeopardizing access to nursing home care and health care

    • B. 

      Expanding coverage to millions of Americans

    • C. 

      There is no change to Medicaid in the plan

  • 6. 
    In the Republican budget, who is NOT asked to contribute to deficit reduction?
    • A. 

      Working families

    • B. 

      Millionaires

    • C. 

      Seniors