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Paul Ryan Budget

The President's Speech and the Ryan Budget: Two Very Alternative Visions

Jared Bernstein | Posted 06.04.2012 | Politics
Jared Bernstein

What's the best way to most succinctly describe the president's and the Republicans' competing visions? By examining the role of government. We should do our best to understand what the private market does best and what it does least well.

Paul Ryan Fundraises Off Obama 'Trojan Horse' Slam

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 04.03.2012 | Politics

Saying that President Barack Obama "isn’t interested in governing," House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan sent an email blast to supporters Tues...

Obama Attacks 'Radical' Ryan Plan

AP | BEN FELLER | Posted 06.03.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — In combative campaign form, President Barack Obama accused Republican leaders on Tuesday of becoming so radical and dangerously rig...

Krugman: House GOP Budget 'The Most Fraudulent In American History' | Posted 04.02.2012 | Politics

The big bad event of last week was, of course, the Supreme Court hearing on health reform. In the course of that hearing it became clear that several ...

Michael McAuliff

Paul Ryan Budget Turned Into Dems' Weapon | Michael McAuliff | Posted 04.01.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democrats are not waiting long to use Rep. Paul Ryan's federal budget proposal for next year as a campaign billy club. Last week, th...

Elise Foley

Paul Ryan: 'I Really Misspoke' About Military | Elise Foley | Posted 04.01.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) said Sunday that he had made a mistake last week in asserting that senior military leaders did not support the P...

Paul "Longshanks" Ryan

Ari Ratner | Posted 05.30.2012 | Politics
Ari Ratner

One cinematic moment from Braveheart captures Paul "Longshanks" Ryan's approach to reforming government. He wants to cut it and kill it -- no matter who gets hit in the crossfire.

They Just Don't Get It

Rep. David Cicilline | Posted 05.30.2012 | Politics
Rep. David Cicilline

Rather than trying to pass another tax giveaway for the richest among us, House Republicans should join with Democrats and enact public policies that will actually benefit our middle class and working families.

Republican Budget Represents a Bleak Future for America

Rep. Steny Hoyer | Posted 05.30.2012 | Politics
Rep. Steny Hoyer

All of us want to put America back on a sustainable fiscal path, but to do so everyone must be asked to pitch in. The Republican budget, however, places the entire burden of deficit reduction on the middle class, seniors, and the most vulnerable.

Ryan Budget Gets Big Victory

AP | ALAN FRAM | Posted 05.29.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A divided House approved a $3.6 trillion Republican budget on Thursday recasting Medicare and imposing sweeping cuts in domestic pr...

Rep. Ryan's Hunger Games

Billy Shore | Posted 05.28.2012 | Politics
Billy Shore

It is fitting that House Budget Committee Chairman Ryan's budget and The Hunger Games were both released in the same week. Both envision a society in which children must truly fight for their very survival.

Republican Budget for Billionaires

Dave Johnson | Posted 05.27.2012 | Business
Dave Johnson

The new Republican budget (called the "Ryan Budget" by DC insiders) reflects current electoral reality: billionaires and corporations now finance cand...

Ryan Plan Faces Questionable Future

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 05.27.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Conservatives claimed credit Tuesday for forcing House GOP leaders to draft a tougher budget plan than initially planned, even as t...

The Daily Szep: The Rich and Proud

Paul Szep | Posted 05.26.2012 | Comedy
Paul Szep


The Worst Ryan Plan: GOP Budget or Tim Tebow Trade?

Jason Stanford | Posted 05.26.2012 | Comedy
Jason Stanford

Which Ryan plan is worse, Rep. Paul Ryan's budget or Jets coach Rex Ryan's trade for Tim Tebow? "Tough call... Both (Ryan plans) could cause deaths, nausea and vomiting."

New Web Ad Has Star Power Behind It

The Huffington Post | Sam Stein | Posted 03.26.2012 | Politics

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is out with a new web ad with some star power behind it. Actor Martin Sheen narrates the video that go...

GOP: Killing Vulnerable Americans With Kindness - Literally

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 05.26.2012 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

As a favor to struggling Americans, Rep. Paul Ryan proposed a federal budget last week ravaging programs for the poor, elderly, disabled, young, veterans, jobless, students and other vulnerable people. Ryan did it, he said, because these programs are demeaning.

Paul Ryan, Team Obama Spar Over House GOP Budget

AP | By STEPHEN BRAUN | Posted 05.25.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The new debt-slashing budget plan pushed by House Republicans heated up as a presidential campaign issue Sunday as the proposal's archit...

Re-Thinking Old Age: In the National Interest

Michael Hodin | Posted 05.24.2012 | Fifty
Michael Hodin

As Americans live longer is it any wonder the country is struggling to balance its budget? Is it any wonder we can't figure out how to pay for long-standing "entitlements"?

Republicans Rally In Wisconsin (Live Updates)

Wauwatosa Patch | Patch Staff | Posted 03.24.2012 | Politics

Patch will be blogging live Saturday from the "Defending the American Dream" Summit in Milwaukee, an educational and training conference aimed at gear...

Reluctant Warriors

Mike Lux | Posted 05.23.2012 | Politics
Mike Lux

The Ryan budget is the most radical, repeal-the-20th Century budget document I have read in 30 years of politics, and Romney's and the entire Republican Party's embrace of it makes it quite literally impossible to Etch-A-Sketch anything away.

The Republican Budget, Explained

Dave Johnson | Posted 05.22.2012 | Business
Dave Johnson

The new Republican budget plan: Smoke, smoke, smoke, smoke, smoke, smoke, smoke, smoke, smoke, smoke, smoke, smoke, smoke, smoke, smoke, smoke, smoke, smoke. Tax cuts for the 1%, cuts in the things We, the People do for each other.

Jennifer Bendery

Allen West: You'd Be On A 'Suicide Mission' If You Challenge My Support For Paul Ryan's Budget | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 03.22.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Don't even think about challenging Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) on his support for the House Republican budget plan, or you'll be on "a suic...

Allen West Issues 'Suicide Mission' Threat

The Daily Pulp | Posted 05.22.2012 | Politics

Republican Rep. Paul Ryan released a new budget plan on Tuesday that calls for massive cuts in almost every area of government spending. Congressman A...

Ryan Budget Moves Ahead

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 05.22.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The top Republican in the House predicted a deficit-slashing GOP budget plan is on track to pass next week despite clearing the Bud...