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Paul Ryan Budget

What Bill Clinton Can Teach Paul Ryan About Cutting Spending

Steve H. Hanke | Posted 05.15.2013 | Politics
Steve H. Hanke

If Congressman Ryan really wants to get serious about cutting spending, he should look to the one U.S. President who has squeezed the federal budget, and squeezed hard. So, who can Congressman Ryan look to for inspiration on how to actually cut spending? None other than President Bill Clinton.

Seven Million Jobs, Two Budgets - and One Very Strange Tribe

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 05.14.2013 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

The problem isn't that we can't fix our economy. The problem is we won't. And until we change the primitive culture of our politicians and media, our citizens will suffer the consequences.

Ryan Plan Reverts Spending To 1948 Levels

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 03.15.2013 | Politics

Rep. Paul Ryan's (R-Wis.) proposed budget would reduce government spending outside of Social Security and interest on debt to its lowest levels in ove...

Murray's More Evenhanded Approach to Deficit Reduction Contrasts Sharply With Ryan's

Bob Greenstein | Posted 05.14.2013 | Politics
Bob Greenstein

The budget that Senate Budget Committee Chair Patty Murray released yesterday stands in sharp contrast to the one that her House counterpart, Paul Ryan, released on Tuesday. Hers is more appropriate to meet the nation's economic and fiscal challenges.

Ryan Budget Hits Non-Defense Discretionary Funding Far More Than Sequestration Does

Joel Friedman | Posted 05.14.2013 | Politics
Joel Friedman

Given the extent to which this part of the budget is already shrinking, there's simply no way to cut it by more than an additional $1 trillion without causing significant harm both now and in the future.

Yes, the Ryan Budget Is Contractionary

Chad Stone | Posted 05.14.2013 | Politics
Chad Stone

If enacted, House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan's budget would slow the economic recovery.  Chairman Ryan selectively uses Congressional Budget...

Paul Krugman Responds To Paul Ryan's Attack

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 03.14.2013 | Business

The Battle of the Pauls is raging. For the third time in as many days, Paul Krugman is slamming Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and his budget plan, which...

Paul Ryan's Budget Would Kill Health Insurance Programs -- And Thousands of Americans

Richard Kirsch | Posted 05.14.2013 | Business
Richard Kirsch

I have trouble with putting policy glosses on proposals that would deny health care coverage to millions of people and make care much more expensive to millions more. Because when more people lack health coverage, more people die.

The Press Finally Turns On Paul Ryan

New Republic | Posted 03.14.2013 | Politics

The rollout of Paul Ryan’s new budget this week was not one of the congressman’s better moments....

The Ryan Budget: This Is Why There Is a Gender Gap

Stephanie Schriock | Posted 05.14.2013 | Politics
Stephanie Schriock

A budget isn't just a bunch of numbers; it's a set of values that shows us a political party's vision for our country. It reveals whose side our leaders are on. And once again, Paul Ryan has made it crystal clear that he's not on the side of women and families.

Ryan Budget Mocked As 'Hocus Pocus'

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 03.14.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Democrats are mocking House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan's (R-Wis.) budget plan as "hocus pocus," charging it will actuall...

Ryan's Big Screw

Shan Wells | Posted 05.14.2013 | Denver
Shan Wells


The Contest Over the Real Economic Problem

Robert Reich | Posted 05.14.2013 | Politics
Robert Reich

The biggest problems we face are unemployment, stagnant wages, slow growth, and widening inequality -- not deficits. The major goal must be to get jobs and wages back, not balance the budget.

Congressman: Ryan Budget Is Tea Party Extremism

HuffPost Live | Posted 03.13.2013 | Politics

Democratic Congressman Steve Israel told HuffPost Live's Jacob Soboroff Wednesday that the budget proposal put forth by Rep. Paul Ryan is "extremist" ...

Arthur Delaney

House GOP Passes Bill Refighting Old Welfare Debate | Arthur Delaney | Posted 03.14.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A day after Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), chairman of the House Budget Committee, said Republicans wouldn't "refight the past," House Republi...

Jason Linkins

Paul Ryan Will Battle Paul Krugman To The Death To Defeat 'Keynesian Economics' | Jason Linkins | Posted 03.13.2013 | Politics

Wisconsin representative and former GOP vice-presidential candidate Paul Ryan put new gloss on his old budget and has been schlepping it around and ab...

Krugman: Ryan's Budget Is 'A Path To Continued Depression'

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 03.13.2013 | Business

Paul Ryan's budget plan promises to "help grow our economy today." Paul Krugman says that's rubbish. The Nobel Prize-winning economist and New York...

Ryan's 19th-century Budget Plan

Harlan Green | Posted 05.13.2013 | Politics
Harlan Green

It is a vicious circle that those who still espouse 19th-century free market economics do not want to recognize. What applied to a rural America where 70 percent still lived on farms cannot apply today to an urbanized U.S.

Top Republican Slams Obama Over March Madness Brackets

The Huffington Post | Gabrielle Dunkley | Posted 03.13.2013 | Politics

House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) suggested in an interview on Tuesday that President Barack Obama spends more time "filling out his March...

What Paul Ryan's "Path to Prosperity" Really Means

Morna Murray | Posted 05.13.2013 | Politics
Morna Murray

It's not just about numbers. It's not just about programs. It's about a philosophy that is fundamentally opposed to the values and principles upon which our country was founded. Let's face it. We are not a polarized nation. We are a nation at war with itself.

Chelsea Kiene

Ted Cruz: Defund Obamacare Or Risk Government Shutdown | Chelsea Kiene | Posted 03.14.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Ted Cruz says that he is expecting a vote Wednesday on his amendment to defund Obamacare until economic growth is restored, adding ...

Ryan Budget

Jeff Danziger | Posted 05.13.2013 | Politics
Jeff Danziger


Luke Johnson

Progressives Unveil Alternative To Ryan Plan | Luke Johnson | Posted 03.13.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) released a budget plan Tuesday to great fanfare and media attention, though it has zero chance of passing the De...

What Paul Ryan Doesn't Want You To Know About His Budget

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 03.13.2013 | Business

Republican House Budget Committee chairman Paul Ryan is back with a new budget plan, which he claims would help America's poor "become independent." I...

Ryan Budget Offers Vision Of Morally Bankrupt America

Rev. Dr. Chuck Currie | Posted 05.13.2013 | Religion
Rev. Dr. Chuck Currie

America can and should be better than Paul Ryan envisions it. Our nation should be a place where we are our brother's keeper, our sister's keeper. We are not a morally bankrupt nation, and so we must oppose Paul Ryan's proposals.