Tag Archives: Rep. Paul Ryan

The Ryan Proposal

Once again Paul Ryan has produced a “budget” for the U.S. House, taking aim at entitlement spending and claiming (again) to be making the tough choices that President Obama and the Democrats refuse to make. Does he hit the mark? … Continue reading

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Medicare: You Reap……

Quite a thing to hear Republicans complaining about Democratic demagoguery on Medicare. It is even more astounding to hear them step up and demand that Democrats actually participate in the debate, and act all grown up and responsible. Yes the … Continue reading

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New York's 26th Congressional Referendum on Medicare?

A special election in New York State’s 26th Congressional District to fill the seat of resigned Republican Christopher Lee is heating up, with national coverage (and money) descending on a race that should be easily Republican. Democrat Kathy Hochul has … Continue reading

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Tax Expenditures for Oil Companies

We often hear from Republicans that federal tax subsidies for so called “green power” should be eliminated. A multitude of reasons are given for such positions, including the often heard “the government should not be distorting the market in favor … Continue reading

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More Deficit Battles

The deficit wars continue to rage, with both parties outlining deficit reduction visions that are miles apart. For people who take this issue seriously there is some prospect for success, despite the starkly different visions laid out by both sides … Continue reading

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Paul Ryan Headlines the Main Event

The budget battles now move into high gear, with political punch and counter-punch being launched. President Obama, through his spokesman David Plouffe, who appeared on all four major Sunday talk shows, is now prepared to join the deficit reduction debate … Continue reading

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The Main Event Part 2

Today is the day that Paul Ryan will unveil the House budget for FY2012. He has released this video, which shows some of the numbers that should be of great concern to all. He is taking some incoming flak, although … Continue reading

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