It was jaw-dropping, the account of the House Republican’s budget reported this morning (New York Times story here, Dem-Gaz here, both with nauseating photographs of a hee-hawing Rep. Paul Ryan) that would cut student loans, Medicare, food stamps AND lower the tax rate on the wealthy.

Do the American people really want to cut Medicaid by a third? Is giving the rich a tax break really a deficit reducer? Who do these Republicans in Congress, including the Arkansas trio that voted for the bill, represent?

I’m sputtering; the New York Times editorial page does a better job.