House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan is set to release a spending plan Tuesday that Republican leaders say would balance the budget in 10 years.

As the Washington Examiner's Susan Ferrechio reported March 21, the plan is likely to build off his fiscal 2012 and 2013 proposals, with the addition of new reforms to the nation's growing social welfare programs. In a 204-page report issued in March, Ryan said the hundreds of federal programs for the poor included overlaps and waste and has "actually created a poverty trap."

The release sets up a Wednesday vote in the House on a budget resolution that will give President Obama exactly what he repeatedly has said he wants from Republicans: an alternative plan to "move the country forward" on which he can negotiate.

April Fool. He's not going to do that. The Democrats are already making plans to use Ryan's proposals to change the subject from Obamacare and excite their base for November's midterms, while denying it the Senate vote it needs to be enacted.

For them, it's about winning the next election.

On today's

Editorial: Dealing with 'climate change' should not be a military concern

Columnist/Byron York: Plenty of ammo for anti-Obamacare ads in New York Times

Beltway Confidential/Joel Gehrke: DNC worried about midterm turnout

Beltway Confidential/Tim Carney: Obama's revolving door

PennAve/Susan Crabtree: White House sidesteps questions about Jonathan Pollard

PennAve/Meghashyam Mali: Obama endorses Sen. Brian Schatz in Hawaii

PennAve/Staff: Ways and Means Chairman Dave Camp to retire

Legal Newsline/Staff: Plaintiffs in NSA spying case ask for class certification

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Wall Street Journal: Website woes hobble health care sign-ups

McClatchy: Newly insured still face health care upheavals

New York Times: Chevy Cobalts were seen as lemons from the start

CNN: New last words from Flight 370 cockpit

Righty Playbook

National Review: Obama's enlightened foolery

Weekly Standard: No amount of advertising will make Obamacare attractive to the young

American Thinker: The IRS digs in its heels

Bonus Must-Read

The Federalist: An atheist's case for religious liberty

Lefty Playbook

The Nation: How to vote against the Koch Brothers

New Republic: Obamacare was worth it

Mother Jones: Who are the new owners behind Newsweek?

Blog Right

Hot Air: Fatal self-defense shootings running high in Detroit

Powerline: When did anthropogenic global warming begin?

Legal Insurrection: Memorable lines from Leland Yee's arms-dealing indictment

Blog Left

TPM: The GOP's doublespeak on Medicare and Social Security

Pandagon: GOP needs a better pitch for women

Think Progress: Rich heir rapes 3-year-old daughter, gets no jail time