It lost the Republican votes of Walter Jones, Ron Paul, Denny Rehberg, and David McKinley -- every single Democrat voted against it. Jones and Paul typically oppose budgets that fund wars, and Rehberg is a U.S. Senate candidate in a state that only voted narrowly for McCain over Obama in 2008; I'm waiting on a statement from McKinley.
Republicans used to say, during the Pelosi era, that "the only bipartisan thing" about her bills was the opposition to them -- the signature bills of 2009 and 2010 all drew substantial opposition from conservative Democrats. The Ryan budget begins its life, as Pelosi's budgets used to, with "Bipartisan Opposition."
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Happy Constitution Day!
Too bad it’s almost certainly unconstitutional.