Ryan budget proposal, released on April 1, would ax $5.1 trillion from federal spending over the next decade by slashing the budget of numerous federal social programs such as food stamps and Medicaid.
But Palin described his budget proposal, the last proposal before he steps down of chairman of the House Budget Committee, as a week attempt to stamp out wasteful government spending. Palin wrote on her Facebook post:
"The latest Ryan Budget is not an April Fool's joke. But it really IS a joke because it is STILL not seeing the problem. Instead of spending years out that some future Congress and White House may possibly, hopefully, eh-who-knows, take responsibility for today's budgetary selfishness ans shortsightedness to do so. THIS is the definition of insanity. As my dad would say after these April Fool's announcements, 'This would kill a lesser man.'"
Ryan defended his budget on April 3 on Fox News "Fox and Friends" morning show, saying that Pailn should read closer as to what his budget presents. He said:
"I'm a big fan of Sarah Palin ans she has been very supportive of my earlier budgets. This cuts more spending than any other budget I've ever written. I think she ought to take a look at the details, and I think she'd probably by pretty pleased."
Ryan's budget is expected to pass through the House, but die in the Senate.