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Republicans Want Smaller Government? Opt-Out of Those Dirty Socialist Programs - What Is Stopping You?

Leslie K. Stein | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Leslie K. Stein

We know the shutdown is not about fiscal responsibility. If it was, Republicans would not have run up the deficit under W by trillions of dollars with two unpaid wars, unpaid Medicare prescription plan, and the Bush tax cuts.

5 Reasons Republicans Should Embrace Obamacare... and Take Credit for It

Paul Abrams | Posted 11.14.2013 | Politics
Paul Abrams

Republicans would be far better served embracing Obamacare, labeling it correctly, taking credit for it, and using it to "prove" the virtues of free market competition.

House Republicans Pass Ryan Budget

AP | STEPHEN OHLEMACHER | Posted 03.21.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans have passed a budget plan that would bring the federal government's finances into balance in 10 years by sharply cutti...

Brutal Ryan Plan Remains On Track For Victory

Posted 03.21.2013 | Politics

By ANDREW TAYLOR, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — A familiar budget plan to sharply cut safety-net programs for the poor and clamp down on dome...

Ryan Budget 'Cuts Too Much,' Says House Appropriations Chair

The Huffington Post | Preston Maddock | Posted 03.15.2013 | Politics

Rep. Hal Rogers (R-Ky.), chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, is concerned about the draconian cuts of Rep. Paul Ryan's (R-Wisc.) proposed ...

Jeffrey Young

Paul Ryan's New Budget Would Make More People Uninsured | Jeffrey Young | Posted 03.13.2013 | Business

The proposals House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) unveiled Tuesday would lead to a dramatic increase the number of people who lack heal...

Michael McAuliff

Ryan Budget Again Targets Medicare, Medicaid | Michael McAuliff | Posted 03.12.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) rolled out his latest budget proposal, offering an ambitious blueprint that promises ...

Let's Not Balance What Is True With What Is False

Annabel Park | Posted 02.10.2013 | Politics
Annabel Park

When people say that we need a "balanced approach" to reducing our debt and being fiscally responsible, what I hear is: We need to balance what is good for the whole country with what is good for a few super wealthy and powerful people.

Let's Fight for a Progressive Agenda

Sen. Bernie Sanders | Posted 11.29.2012 | Politics
Sen. Bernie Sanders

In my view, we will not make progress in addressing either the jobs or deficit crisis unless we are prepared to take on the greed of Wall Street and big-money interests who want more and more for themselves at the expense of all Americans.

Need More Jobs? Revive the Public Sector

John Tirman | Posted 11.10.2012 | Politics
John Tirman

Lessons from the tough neighborhoods of Rio and Johannesburg also have meaning for the United States. One of the consequences of the severe budget cuts the GOP envisions under the Ryan plan is a growing disconnect between communities and government.

Ryan Budget Divides Candidates, Party | Posted 09.01.2012 | Politics

TAMPA, Fla. -- Even as Mitt Romney and Representative Paul D. Ryan exhort Republicans to embrace their proposed Medicare changes and spending cuts, th...

Medicare Control of Cost

Manoj Jain, MD MPH | Posted 10.31.2012 | Politics
Manoj Jain, MD MPH

Everyone, including the leaders of both Democratic and Republican parties, agrees that Medicare costs must be reined in. However, there is a core difference between the Republican and Democratic plans.

Rep. Sean Duffy: Medicare As Simple As Buying Lawnmower

The Huffington Post | Patrick Svitek | Posted 08.22.2012 | Politics

If Rep. Sean Duffy (R-Wis.) had his way, buying health care would be just like buying a lawnmower. In a radio interview with WIXK host Jeff Patters...

Democrats Target Republican House Candidate For 'Wholeheartedly' Supporting Ryan Budget

The Huffington Post | Patrick Svitek | Posted 08.17.2012 | Politics

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is wasting no time linking House hopefuls to the polarizing budget plan championed by Mitt Romney's ru...

Is the Ryan Budget the Next Bachmann Budget?

Warren Mosler | Posted 10.16.2012 | Business
Warren Mosler

There's a reason the hardcore budget balancer/deficit hawks don't last long under the microscope. Their numbers can't add up, which leaves them with contradictory statements.

Republican Hopeful Ducks Questions About Paul Ryan's Proposals

The Huffington Post | Patrick Svitek | Posted 08.15.2012 | Politics

Mitt Romney's selection of running mate Paul Ryan has launched the Wisconsin congressman's controversial budget plan to the forefront of political con...

Paul Ryan's Other Plan: Massive Medicaid Cuts

AP | RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR | Posted 10.15.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — There's another Paul Ryan plan for health care, a fundamental change in caring for the poor and disabled that would affect many mor...

With Romney and Ryan 'on the Same Page,' What Page Are Charities On?

Mark Rosenman | Posted 10.14.2012 | Politics
Mark Rosenman

With his selection of Rep. Paul Ryan as a running mate, Mitt Romney changed the stakes of the 2012 presidential race. The question now before Americans is who we are as a nation and as a people.

Top Obama Adviser: Ryan Pick Brings Back Palin Memories

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 08.13.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A senior political adviser to President Barack Obama likened Mitt Romney's selection of Congressman Paul Ryan as his running mate to Jo...

With Ryan Pick, Romney Throws Down Gauntlet on Debt and Taxes

James Marshall Crotty | Posted 07.03.2013 | Politics
James Marshall Crotty

Mitt Romney is now officially the lone adult in the self-serving, narrow-minded living room of U.S. politics. This is because, with the Ryan pick, Romney has unequivocally shown he is dead serious about tackling America's most pressing issue: its crippling debt.

A History Of Criticism For Paul Ryan's Budget Plans

The Huffington Post | Catherine New | Posted 08.12.2012 | Business

Liberal economists have long been critical of Paul Ryan. The conservative Wisconsin congressman, who was announced as Mitt Romney's running mate on...

Ryan's Democratic Collaborator Calls Collaboration 'Nonsense'

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 08.13.2012 | Politics

Shortly after naming Paul Ryan as his vice presidential pick on Saturday, Mitt Romney was already touting the Republican Wisconsin congressman's bipar...

How Paul Ryan Reinvented The GOP

The New Yorker | Posted 07.30.2012 | Politics

One day in March, 2009, two months after the Inauguration of President Obama, Representative Paul Ryan, of Wisconsin, sat behind a small table in a cr...

State GOP Wars Over Ryan Plan-Style Cuts On Kochs' Home Turf

Reuters | Posted 09.17.2012 | Politics

By Nick Carey WICHITA, Kansas, July 18 (Reuters) - Fiscal conservatives in Kansas have turned their state into a laboratory to test re...

Has Obama Snookered SCOTUS Into Declaring the Right Wing Agenda Unconstitutional?

Paul Abrams | Posted 08.24.2012 | Politics
Paul Abrams

Could it be that the radical right has been "too-clever-by-half," and that President Obama has snookered the conservative Justices to destroy the very ideology they were sent to the Court to champion?