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Paul Ryan Budget

Feeding the Berbers to the Tigers

Rep. Alan Grayson | Posted 07.29.2012 | Politics
Rep. Alan Grayson

At least in Rome, the citizens enjoyed bread and circuses. Now it's no bread, and no circuses. The Ryan Budget feeds old people to the lions. And sick people. And students. And the unemployed.

The Recipe for Growth Is...

Harlan Green | Posted 07.29.2012 | Politics
Harlan Green

Austerity folks keep insisting starvation is the only way to recover from the biggest credit binge since the Great Depression. The latest example is House Republicans' passing of Paul Ryan's budget proposal that punishes the poor to pay for the excesses of the wealthiest.

Kevin's Gift

Mike Lux | Posted 07.29.2012 | Politics
Mike Lux

A government that would cut support to middle-class families trying to support their disabled children so the wealthy can get more tax breaks would be a government with no decency.

Michael McAuliff

House Passes Defense Budget That Breaks Spending Agreement

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 05.18.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The House passed a defense budget Friday that exceeds the deal cut by Congress and President Barack Obama last summer, and that would ha...

Ryan Plan Criticisms Exasperate GOP Congresswoman

The Washington Post | Posted 05.14.2012 | Politics

CICERO, N.Y. -- Rep. Ann Marie Buerkle (R-N.Y.) is exasperated as she concludes her opening remarks and reaches for a piece of paper on the podium....

Ryan Budget Punishes the Poorest -- A Return to 'Les Miserables'?

Harlan Green | Posted 07.11.2012 | Politics
Harlan Green

We know Victor Hugo's message is alive and well when Paul Ryan's latest budget proposal continues to punish the poorest for the sins of the wealthiest, who caused the Great Recession and have yet to be punished.

Michael McAuliff

House Passes Bombs-Not-Bread Bill To Spare Military, Cut Food Aid

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 05.10.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The House on Thursday passed its plan to spare the military's growing budget from mandatory cuts, instead slashing Medicaid, benefits fo...

Rep. Ryan's War on Seniors

Eric Griego | Posted 07.09.2012 | Politics
Eric Griego

Paul Ryan's budget -- which the House passed -- proposed drastic cuts to two programs that can literally mean life and death for America's most vulnerable citizens -- Social Security and Medicare.

Europe's Tale of Austerity: Don't Try This at Home

Ben Zweifach | Posted 07.09.2012 | Politics
Ben Zweifach

Last week's shellackings across the Atlantic were bad news for both Democrats and Republicans -- because it will make bipartisan deficit reduction that much spookier for everybody in Washington.

Against War and Austerity, Hollande Is Right and Obama Should Agree

Robert Naiman | Posted 07.08.2012 | World
Robert Naiman

A common Obama-Hollande front on ending the war and ending European austerity would be in the interest of the American 99%, the European 99%, and the Afghan 99%.

Paul Ryan Ignored By GOP On Disaster Plan

The Hill | Posted 05.08.2012 | Politics

House Republican appropriators on Tuesday revealed that they have decided to ignore GOP budget guru Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) on the controversial issue...

GOP's Preposterous Attack On Obama

New York Magazine | Jonathan Chait | Posted 05.08.2012 | Politics

Last month, President Obama delivered a speech assailing the Republican budget crafted by Paul Ryan. The speech enraged conservatives, and the rage sh...

Race To Succeed Giffords Hinges On Social Security

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 05.07.2012 | Politics

The race to succeed Gabrielle Giffords in Congress has turned into a localized debate over the future of Social Security and Medicare. Ron Barber,...

Will Romney Ever Reach Out To Hispanic Voters?

Kristian Ramos | Posted 07.07.2012 | Latino Voices
Kristian Ramos

While some may disagree with this analysis, even a casual observer can see that the Romney campaign has put zero thought into their Hispanic outreach.

Group Writes Scathing Report: What Kind Of President Would Romney Be On Education?

Posted 05.04.2012 | Education

President Barack Obama and Republican hopeful Mitt Romney haven't been talking much about education's toughest questions aside from recent attention o...

Paul Ryan Says Scott Walker Has 'Courage'

Mount Pleasant Patch | Heather Asiyanbi | Posted 05.04.2012 | Politics

When it comes the Wisconsin recall elections, U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan says it's really all about courage. "I think courage is on the ballot," he said i...

Ryan's Meteoric Rise Presents Dilemma For Democrats

New York Magazine | Jonathan Chait | Posted 04.30.2012 | Politics

The implosion of the Newt Gingrich presidential campaign--the first implosion, before the weird resurrection and inevitable second implosion--came bec...

A Moral Case for Tax Fairness in America

Rev. Otis Moss III | Posted 06.30.2012 | Black Voices
Rev. Otis Moss III

For most Americans, our recent tax day was about as welcomed as a trip to the dentist. But a cab driver working the double shift probably had more reason for discomfort than a hedge-fund manager on Wall Street.

Safe Harbor for the Homeless

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 04.27.2012 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

The House Budget Committee's latest draconian budget proposes even deeper cuts in the safety net while refusing to ask the rich and powerful to contribute their fair share. Indeed, it would give them more tax breaks at the expense of poor struggling families desperately trying to get back on their feet.

Enough With Co-opting Jesus For Every Political Agenda

Brandon G. Withrow | Posted 06.26.2012 | Religion
Brandon G. Withrow

Much like the many portraits of Jesus over the centuries, we should never underestimate the ability of human beings to rewrite Jesus' words into their own ideologies.

Ariel Edwards-Levy

Paul Ryan: Catholic Opponents Don't Have A 'Monopoly' On Social Issues

HuffingtonPost.com | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 04.26.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) defended his budget on Thursday from criticisms that it is inconsistent with Catholic social principles. Speakin...

House GOP Moving Away From Ryan Proposal

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 06.24.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Republicans controlling the House are opting for the politically safe route as they follow up their tightfisted, tea party-driven b...

UPDATED: Georgetown Faculty Challenge Rep. Paul Ryan On Catholic Teaching And Budget

Posted 04.24.2012 | Religion

UPDATE: 4/24, 4:00pm: Rep. Paul Ryan's spokesman, Kevin Seifert, sent this email in response to an inquiry about the Georgetown Faculty Letter from Th...

Michael McAuliff

Obama's Lower Taxes Slow The Economy, CBO Says

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 04.20.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republicans have pounced on a Congressional Budget Office report Friday that says President Barack Obama's budget would add to deficits ...

Prosperity for Whom?

Rep. Charles Rangel | Posted 06.19.2012 | Politics
Rep. Charles Rangel

We should let our moral compass guide us as America decides how its tax dollars are spent. The Republicans and President Obama are offering two different visions of prosperity. The question is, "Prosperity for whom?"