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Paul Ryan Austerity

Ryan the Redistributionist

Robert Reich | Posted 05.12.2013 | Politics
Robert Reich

Paul Ryan's new budget purportedly gets about 40 percent of its $4.6 trillion in spending cuts over ten years by repealing Obamacare, but Ryan's budget document doesn't mention that such a repeal would also lower taxes on corporations and the wealthy that foot Obamacare's bill.

Ryan's Regressiveness Redux

Robert Reich | Posted 05.11.2013 | Politics
Robert Reich

Austerity economics -- of which Paul Ryan's upcoming budget is the most extreme version -- is a cruel hoax. Cruel because it hurts most those who are already hurting; a hoax because it doesn't work.

Why Our Declining Safety Net?

Harlan Green | Posted 08.21.2012 | Politics
Harlan Green

There is an alternative to the Republicans' austerity agenda that will do much to save our safety net: a return to Clinton-era policies that created so much wealth in the 1990s.