Wall Street Journal Doubles Down On Paul Ryan’s Critique Of ‘Inner City’ People

By: Monday March 24, 2014 8:05 am

After Congressman Paul Ryan went on Bill Bennett’s radio show and blamed poverty on “inner city” culture there was a public outcry. Most observers understood that the comment was a thinly veiled racial attack, a view bolstered by the context which included Ryan referencing Charles Murray, co-author of the extremely controversial book on racial intelligence [...]

Paul Ryan Sloppily Blows Racial Dog Whistle Again

By: Wednesday March 12, 2014 12:23 pm

One of the problems with stupid people is that they do not realize they are stupid. Congressman Paul Ryan thinks, for some reason, that people are not going to call him out on his tragically obvious attempts at stealthily playing racial politics. After Ryan and Mitt Romney lost the 2012 Presidential Election, Ryan blamed “urban [...]

Ryan-Murray Budget Deal Passes Senate Hurdle

By: Tuesday December 17, 2013 9:57 am

The truly horrendous Ryan-Murray budget has passed the Senate clearing the way to fully pass Congress this week. The deal restores war spending to astronomical levels while cutting federal pensions and raising airline fees. In other words, cash for defense contractors and groin kicks for the middle class. Tuesday’s vote overcame a Republican filibuster attempt that [...]

Tea Party Furious Over War Industry Patronage In Ryan-Murray Budget

By: Thursday December 12, 2013 5:57 am

Progressives are not the only ones disgusted by the ludicrous military spending in the Ryan-Murray budget deal. Yesterday Rick Santelli – whose outburst over government assistance to homeowners is alleged to have started the Tea Party – hosted David Stockman, the former Office of Management and Budget Director for the Reagan Administration. In a rant [...]

Ryan-Murray Budget Deal Announced To Remove Defense Cuts

By: Wednesday December 11, 2013 5:56 am

Representative Paul Ryan and Senator Patty Murray announced a budget deal yesterday. The deal replaces $63 billion in sequester cuts over two years and cuts an additional $23 billion in long term deficits. The deal will restore defense spending. The funding comes from increased fees for air travel and cuts to federal worker pension programs. [...]

Shutdown Ends, Debt Ceiling Raised, For Now

By: Thursday October 17, 2013 5:44 am

After wasting everyone’s time and money for 16 days, Speaker Boehner and the House Republicans caved in and reopened the government and raised the debt ceiling. Now we return to the brutal austerity of the Budget Control Act of 2010, in losing the Republicans have won. Although part of the deal to reopen the government [...]

Talks Begin On Debt Ceiling And Shutdown

By: Friday October 11, 2013 5:48 am

Yesterday House Republican leaders met with President Obama at the White House to begin discussing a deal on raising the debt ceiling and ending the government shutdown. The initial proposal by Speaker Boehner to grant a six-week extension on US borrowing authority was rejected by Obama. Apparently the ‘Grand Bargain’ is back. President Obama and [...]

Did Paul Ryan Win The 2012 Election?

By: Thursday October 10, 2013 10:34 am

Something that seems to be missing from the government shutdown debate is that the “clean CR” President Obama and Congressional Democrats are demanding bares a striking resemblance to the Ryan Budget. So even if the Tea Party faction capitulates and passes the clean CR they have already won. The clean Continuing Resolution comes in at [...]

Paul Ryan Offers Austerity Budget, Claims His Critics Are Trying To Destroy Medicare

By: Tuesday March 12, 2013 5:36 am

House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan wrote an Op-Ed for the Wall Street Journal extolling the virtues of austerity while claiming anyone who disagreed with his plan to destroy Medicare was, ironically, going to destroy Medicare. While blaming Senate Democrats for the Sequester because they did not pass a budget Rep. Ryan offered a Greece [...]

Boehner’s Counter-Offer: How About the Ryan Budget? Bowles-Simpson? Help Me Out Here!

By: Monday December 3, 2012 2:51 pm

John Boehner delivered a letter to the White House today about the fiscal slope, and I just find it to be weird. He starts off by calling the events of November 6 a “status quo election” where the American people expect a “fair middle ground” on fiscal issues (the fact that House Democrats got more [...]

Over the Weekend on the Fiscal Slopes

By: Monday November 19, 2012 6:14 am

House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi laid out a bright line this weekend, echoing many other Democrats in saying that merely cutting loopholes to raise revenues would not be sufficient for a deal.

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