On "Fox and Friends" Wednesday morning, House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, R-Wis., responded to former Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin's criticism of his new budget proposal as a "joke."

"Look I'm a big fan of Sarah Palin's," Ryan said. "She has been very supportive of my earlier budgets."

Ryan insisted that his budget cut more spending than any of his past budgets by $5.1 trillion.

"I think she ought to take a look at the details, and I think she'd probably be pretty pleased. If she liked what we did before, she should clearly like what we're doing here, which is very much in keeping with our constitutional principals, limited government, economic freedom, balancing the budget, creating jobs."

Ryan pointed out that the budget was another sign that the Republican party was a "governing majority" in the House of Representatives.

"Just imagine what we could do if we had a governing majority in the Senate … imagine what we could do if we had the White House," Ryan said.