503 – 0

Paul Ryan’s plan has far more support than President Obama’s
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503 to 0.

For those keeping score at home, that is the most recent count of “yes” votes received by the competing budget proposals offered by Rep. Paul Ryan (R., Wis.) and President Obama, in that order, over the past two years.

The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday approved Ryan’s fiscal year 2013 budget by a 228-191 margin. One day earlier, House members voted to reject Obama’s latest budget offering by the astonishing margin of 414-0.

In 2011, Ryan’s budget passed the House 235-193, and was then put to a vote in the Democratic-controlled Senate, where 40 members voted to support it.

That same year, Republicans in the Senate forced a vote on the president budget resolution.

It was defeated 97-0.

Senate Democrats, meanwhile, have not produced a budget resolution in nearly three years.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D., Nev.) has said that doing so would be “foolish.”