"You write enough bills and budget proposals, a couple of typos are bound to slip in," wrote Ryan in an official statement released by his congressional office. "Though it's regrettable that these errors occurred, anyone reading my budget proposal should instantly realize that most mentions of small businesses are actually references to very, very large businesses and those individuals making millions and millions of dollars each year. It wouldn't make sense in any other context."
Though Ryan, himself, has admitted the error, the actual document will not be corrected and the House will vote on it as-is. This has led to major confusion among Republicans, most of whom still use the misleading small business language from the bill. "We've been saying our plan is to help small businesses for so long, I think it'd be confusing to everyone if we started throwing new terms like 'billionaires' and 'multi-national corporations' around," said House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH). "So for the sake of consistency, we're just going to keep using the term small businesses, and people will know what we mean."