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Paul Ryan Budget

Taxes: The Debate We're Not Having

Steven Conn | Posted 04.14.2014 | Politics
Steven Conn

If you feel like you are paying too much this year to Uncle Sam, remember. The issue isn't what you are paying, but what those taxes buy you. And until we are willing to tame the $700 billion budgetary gorilla, you won't ever get much value for your hard-earned money.

Paul Ryan: My Budget Is A Step Toward GOP Unity

AP | THOMAS BEAUMONT | Posted 04.12.2014 | Politics

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — Republican U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan told an Iowa audience Friday that his party can and must come together, and he held out his...

Dems Relish The Chance To Attack GOP Over Austere Budget

Reuters | Posted 04.11.2014 | Politics

By David Lawder WASHINGTON, April 10 (Reuters) - Democrats in the U.S. Congress can hardly contain their glee over the latest Republi...

House Passes Ryan Budget With Big Cuts

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 04.10.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans rallied behind a slashing budget blueprint on Thursday, passing a non-binding but politically imposing measure t...

Ryan Budget Flies in the Face of President Johnson's Legacy

Rep. Barbara Lee | Posted 04.10.2014 | Politics
Rep. Barbara Lee

Not only does the Ryan Budget fail to make investments in our nation's economy, it protects loopholes for Big Oil, prioritizes millionaires and billionaires, and pushes families closer to the edge.

House Passes GOP Budget

AP | Posted 04.10.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House has passed a GOP budget blueprint that promises a balanced federal ledger in 10 years through sweeping cuts across the f...

Even the Rich Should Reject the Ryan Budget

Rep. John Conyers | Posted 04.09.2014 | Politics
Rep. John Conyers

As the House votes on a budget plan this week, the choice is not between serving the rich or the poor. It's a choice between investing in broad-based prosperity and continuing a failed experiment of austerity.

GOP Lawmakers Balk When Spending Cuts Get Real

AP | By ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 04.08.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — When House Republicans pass Rep. Paul Ryan's budget for a fourth year in a row this week, they'll go on record again in favor of b...

Budget Linguistics

Jared Bernstein | Posted 04.08.2014 | Politics
Jared Bernstein

A few months ago I was in a restaurant and noticed a mistake on the check. "I'm sorry," the waiter said, suggesting there was nothing he could do about the overcharge. "That's how it's in the computer."

The Ryan Budget: How I Spent My Weekend

Rep. Alan Grayson | Posted 04.08.2014 | Politics
Rep. Alan Grayson

Hypothetically, if you wanted to distill every form of right-wing economic lunacy into a 100-page document, then hypothetically, it would be the Ryan Budget.

House Conservatives Offer More Austere Alternative To Ryan Budget

Reuters | Posted 04.07.2014 | Politics

By David Lawder WASHINGTON, April 7 (Reuters) - Conservative Republicans who believe that Representative Paul Ryan's budget plan does ...

Michael McAuliff

Dems Ask How Paul Ryan Budget Would Affect Poverty | Michael McAuliff | Posted 04.07.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) has been talking an awful lot about poverty lately -- some say insultingly -- but there is very...

Russell Conwell: His Theology of Wealth and Today's GOP

James Zogby | Posted 04.05.2014 | Politics
James Zogby

I thought of Russell Conwell's bizarre nineteenth-century theological glorification of wealth this past week when the Supreme Court removed one of the last remaining limits on the amount of money wealthy donors could spend in political campaigns.

The Ryan Budget: The Good, the Bad and the Alternative

William Hartung | Posted 04.04.2014 | Politics
William Hartung

The Ryan plan is not a conservative budget in the true sense of the term. If it were it would cut government spending across the board, not give a free ride to wasteful Pentagon spending while letting other programs bear the full burden of spending reductions.

Elise Foley

Republicans Block Yet Another Immigration Measure | Elise Foley | Posted 04.03.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans blocked a Democratic effort Wednesday to add funding for a comprehensive immigration reform measure to the GOP budget,...

Obama Hurls 'Stinkburger' Slam At Paul Ryan

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 04.03.2014 | Politics

President Barack Obama said the budget proposed by Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) on Tuesday is a "stinkburger." Obama made the comments while speaking in...

Republicans Confident Budget Can Withstand Tea Party Opposition

Reuters | Posted 04.02.2014 | Politics

By David Lawder WASHINGTON, April 2 (Reuters) - House of Representatives Republican leaders on Wednesday predicted passage of a budget...

Sarah Palin: Paul Ryan's Budget Is 'The Definition Of Insanity'

The Huffington Post | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 04.02.2014 | Politics

Former GOP vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin hammered Paul Ryan’s (R-Wis.) newest budget proposal in a Facebook post Tuesday, mocking the Hous...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Ryan Says It's Okay For His Budget To Cut Medicare, But Not Okay For Democrats To Do It | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 04.02.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) on Tuesday defended his budget plan's Medicare cuts, even though Republicans have rel...

Ryan Unveils House GOP Budget, Claiming Balance

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 04.01.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan unveiled an updated Republican budget plan Tuesday that would slash $5.1 trillion in fed...

Guess What Happened To Paul Ryan's Poverty Promise

New York Magazine | Posted 03.31.2014 | Politics

Paul Ryan's flamboyantly low-key campaign to re-brand himself from an Ayn Rand miser to Jack Kemp-esque lover of the poor was supposed to culminate in...

Divisions Among GOP May Complicate House Republicans' Plans

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 03.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Divisions among Republicans over a budget deal and a shortfall in tax estimates are complicating the House GOP's efforts to advanc...

Sabrina Siddiqui

It's Official: The Ryan Budget Is Back | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 03.21.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans will consider a revised budget resolution this year by Budget Committee Chair Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), according to a memo ...

The Culture Gap

Michael A. Hardy | Posted 03.18.2014 | Politics
Michael A. Hardy

Most poor and working class families, whether black, white, tan or brown, would much rather be working and earning a livable wage than being excluded from the workforce by institutional situations whether policy driven or profit driven.

Lying in Wait, Ready to... Pounce!

Robert J. Elisberg | Posted 03.18.2014 | Politics
Robert J. Elisberg

Inarticulate, inelegant, inner-city, it's not the "in's that are the problem. It's what comes "out" of their mouths that keeps hurting Republicans.