Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI), chairman of the House Budget Committee, holds up a copy of the 2012 Republican budget proposal during a news conference on April 5, 2011 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Ryan's plan, which the GOP calls the “Path to Prosperity” includes significant changes to Medicare and Medicaid, government subsidized healthcare programs, and would cut $6.2 trillion in government spending over the next 10 years. (Photo by Jeff Malet) - Jeff Malet Photography in Action