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Paul Ryan Budget

A Conversation Between Paul Ryan and His Math Teacher

Flora Nicholas | Posted 12.17.2012 | Comedy
Flora Nicholas

"Look sir, election day is looming so I really need to get my sums right on this budget. Is there anything else you can suggest that could help me do that? Anything at all?"

Amanda Terkel

Past Paul Ryan Vs. Present: 'People Are Reassured When Political Leaders Are Being Specific' | Amanda Terkel | Posted 10.16.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Mitt Romney and Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) have refused to release specifics on their tax plan, particularly when it comes to which deducti...

Paul Ryan Gets A Meme

Posted 10.16.2012 | Arts

The moment Paul Ryan revealed his workout regimen to TIME Magazine, we all knew it was a matter of time before those photographic gems were turned int...

The Poster Boys of 1960 & 2012

Robert S. McElvaine | Posted 12.15.2012 | Politics
Robert S. McElvaine

The Three R's -- Romney, Ryan and the Republicans -- are trying to sell the American people a more than 80-year-old used car that has been through two terrible crashes: one in 1929, the other in 2008.

Medicare Overhaul Would Raise Premiums

AP | RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR | Posted 12.15.2012 | Money

WASHINGTON — Nearly six in 10 Medicare recipients would pay higher premiums under a hypothetical privatized system along the lines of what Repub...

Ryan and Romney's Secret Plan to Cut the Deficit -- and Why Romney Opposes It

William K. Black | Posted 12.14.2012 | Politics
William K. Black

It's a good thing that Ryan doesn't really have a secret plan to reduce the budget deficit, because it would cost millions of Americans their jobs by throwing us into a recession or depression.

Biden Leads Sterling Goal Line Defense. Now Obama Needs to Go on Offense

Miles Mogulescu | Posted 12.12.2012 | Politics
Miles Mogulescu

Given the pre-debate dynamics of the campaign, who did what they needed to do? The answer to that question is Joltin' Joe Biden.

Laughing Man and Choir Boy

Jeffrey C. Alexander | Posted 12.12.2012 | Politics
Jeffrey C. Alexander

Joe sat in the back of the room and laughed. He was a holy fool and a brilliant bully. If he didn't deliver a knock-out, he certainly blocked the pilgrim's progress. He set the stage for the return of the hero next week.

National College Affordability Week Should Frame Tonight's Debate

Sen. Bert Johnson | Posted 10.11.2012 | Detroit
Sen. Bert Johnson

In light of National College Affordability Week, I hope a vivid contrast is laid out tonight between the Democratic plan to ensure our nation is internationally competitive for generations to come and the Republican vision of more inequality.

Priorities USA Action Attacks Mitt Romney Over Planned Education Cuts In New Ad

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 10.08.2012 | Politics

Priorities USA Action, the super PAC supporting President Barack Obama, released a new television ad Monday targeting Republican presidential nominee ...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Past Paul Ryan Videos Reinforce Republican VP Nominee's Commitment To Privatizing Medicare | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 10.05.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Although Paul Ryan has repeatedly stated that his plan is to “save Medicare,” when speaking before a more conservative audience seve...

The Full Tilt Etch-a-Sketch Throwdown Boogie

Mike Lux | Posted 12.05.2012 | Politics
Mike Lux

Despite what you are hearing from Romney a month out from the election, he has not suddenly turned into FDR. Read his platform. Listen to what he says in private with his closest (and richest) friends. This is who he really is, and no amount of fantasyland math is going to change all that.

Debate Reality Check: We Can't Cut Our Way to Prosperity

Inimai Chettiar | Posted 12.04.2012 | Politics
Inimai Chettiar

Saving the economy is not about cutting government costs. It is about implementing policies that wisely invest government dollar. Both candidates must offer specific plans toward economic prosperity that go beyond taxes and budgets.

Ryan Talks Jobs and Exposes the Lies About the 47%

William K. Black | Posted 12.03.2012 | Politics
William K. Black

Paul Ryan has now admitted that creating jobs with "good paychecks" is the key. The unemployed and marginally employed receive governmental assistance because they lack "good paychecks."

Matt Sledge

Paul Ryan's 2010 Plan Would Tax Bus Driver More Than Mitt Romney | Matt Sledge | Posted 10.03.2012 | Politics

NEW YORK -- It was Oct. 26, 2011, eons ago in political time. Newt Gingrich was beginning his climb in the polls. With Republicans divided, nobody was...

Robert J. Samuelson Tries to Create a Moral Panic About Deficits

William K. Black | Posted 12.02.2012 | Business
William K. Black

Robert J. Samuelson deliberately misled his readers in a column devoted to denouncing Obama and Romney for misleading voters. It remains impossible to compete with unintentional self-parody.

Let's Test Romney's Claims About the 47% by Offering the Unemployed Jobs

William K. Black | Posted 12.01.2012 | Politics
William K. Black

Consider the missing aspect of Romney's famous denunciation of the 47% -- jobs. A careful reading shows that Romney implicitly embraces the myth that the wealthy are rich because they are morally superior to the lazy poor and that the poor are not employed because they are lazy.

Romney Finally Reveals His Nearsighted Vision for Health Reform

Linda Bergthold | Posted 11.26.2012 | Politics
Linda Bergthold

In the New England Journal of Medicine, both President Obama and Governor Romney offer statements revealing their vision for the future of health care. Finally we have a definitive statement of Romney's vision for the future. Actually -- not really.

The Romney-Ryan Budget: Who Are the Real Moochers in Their Medicaid Scheme?

Terry O'Neill | Posted 11.25.2012 | Politics
Terry O'Neill

It's this kind of thinking that allows Romney and Ryan to initiate such a reckless attack on Medicaid. If the people you're hurting with your policies are blameworthy -- irresponsible loafers and swindlers who think they're entitled to health care, food, housing -- then it's ok to punish them, right?

A Fortnight For The Rest Of Us

John W. McCarthy | Posted 11.24.2012 | Religion
John W. McCarthy

I'm fine with the bishops having a Fortnight for Freedom -- and who isn't really? We all love freedom, and I'd venture to even say we love fortnights. However, we're missing the real issue at hand: poverty.

Romney Breaks From Ryan Budget On Pell Grants

| Sarah Butrymowicz | Posted 09.24.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report's HechingerEd blog. Mitt Romney said he doesn’t agree with his running mate Paul Ryan whe...

Joshua Hersh

Reince Priebus Says GOP Plan Has 'Specifics Coming Out Of Our Eyeballs' | Joshua Hersh | Posted 09.23.2012 | Politics

In an appearance on ABC's "This Week," Republican National Committee Chair Reince Priebus boasted that his party's top candidates have "specifics comi...

A Preview of Romney-Ryan World

Jan Schakowsky | Posted 11.21.2012 | Politics
Jan Schakowsky

I simply refuse to believe that Mitt Romney's cold, selfish, self-satisfied vision represents the views of most Americans, and not simply because so many of our brother and sisters, friends and neighbors today are looking to government for just a little help.  

Sarah Bufkin

Paul Ryan Saw Victimhood Class Back In 2005 | Sarah Bufkin | Posted 09.21.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Since a secret video of Mitt Romney surfaced in which he decried 47 percent of Americans as "dependent on government," reporters have pr...

Obama Hits Back: Mediscare War Is On

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 09.20.2012 | Politics

The Mediscare war has returned. On Thursday, President Barack Obama's reelection campaign released a new TV ad called "Preserving," which contrasts...