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Paul Ryan Budget

For the Super Committee, an Option to Save Medicare

Grace-Marie Turner | Posted 01.04.2012 | Politics
Grace-Marie Turner

The key to real reform is building in changes to Medicare and Medicaid that rely on consumer choice and competition, not price controls and crushing government regulations.

Rep. Ryan Reality Check

Jared Bernstein | Posted 12.28.2011 | Business
Jared Bernstein

In a radio interview this AM, Ryan claimed that the Republicans on the deficit reduction super-committee were putting revenues on the table. That surprised me since I'd thought they'd pledged to stonewall on that point.

Jennifer Bendery

Paul Ryan: Obama Preying On "Fear, Envy and Resentment"

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 12.26.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) came out swinging at President Barack Obama in a Wednesday speech, charging the president with ...

Jennifer Bendery

Paul Ryan Tries To Create Tax Loopholes For Biggest Donors

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 08.16.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) has for months argued for closing tax loopholes as a way to pay for his proposed tax ...

Tea Party To Push Plan To Slash Medicare

Posted 10.03.2011 | Politics

By David Morgan WASHINGTON -- With Medicare at the top of lawmakers' fall agenda, Tea Party movement leaders hope to ignite support for Republi...

Getting Back to Basics for Our Nation's Children

Bruce Lesley | Posted 09.20.2011 | Education
Bruce Lesley

By a nearly 3-to-1 margin (58-20%), American voters believe that the lives of children have become worse rather than better over the last ten years, as key indicators of child well-being continue to decline.

Paul Ryan: Obama 'Unwilling' To Do What's Necessary To Reach A Deal On Debt Ceiling

AP | Posted 09.14.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Republican chairman of the House Budget Committee is accusing President Barack Obama of being unwilling to embrace the level of spen...

Paul Ryan: No New Taxes As Part Of Debt Ceiling Deal

AP | Posted 09.11.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Republican chairman of the House Budget Committee says his party is vehemently opposed to tax increases because U.S. businesses...

Paul Ryan Drank $350 Bottle Of Wine While Calling For Medicare Cuts

Talking Points Memo | Posted 09.07.2011 | Politics

Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI), a leading advocate of shrinking entitlement spending and the architect of the plan to privatize Medicare, spent Tuesday evening...

Does Wall Street Win?

Mike Lux | Posted 09.06.2011 | Politics
Mike Lux

Does the middle class win, or does Wall Street win? If Obama chooses Wall Street, gives into the banks on all these issues, and hurts senior citizens with Social Security cuts, he will break apart the Democratic coalition and doom his re-election chances.

Preserving Employer-Sponsored Health Care Protects America's Middle Class

Rep. Joe Courtney | Posted 09.06.2011 | Politics
Rep. Joe Courtney

Another middle class landmine is buried within both the Simpson-Bowles and Domenici-Rivlin debt reduction plans.

Democratic-Aligned Group Targets Republicans On Medicare

AP | Posted 08.29.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A fundraising group supporting President Barack Obama's re-election bid is airing ads accusing Republicans of blocking progress on the e...

WATCH: Ex-Economic Adviser On Ryan's Budget: 'Robin Hood In Reverse'

The Huffington Post | James Sunshine | Posted 08.22.2011 | Business

Jared Bernstein, Vice President Joe Biden's former economic advisor, agrees with Republican Congressman Paul Ryan on Wisconsin being a nice place to p...

Huntsman Polishes His Magic Mirror to Show GOP Voters Whatever They're Looking For

Michael Keegan | Posted 08.20.2011 | Politics
Michael Keegan

Huntsman's record shows that, faced with the reality that he must appeal to the increasingly far right Republican base, he is quickly trying to jettison formerly held "moderate" positions.

Amanda Terkel

What's At The Heart Of The Battles In Wisconsin?

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 08.17.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Milwaukee's Mitchell Airport is in good shape. Last year, it was the fastest-growing airport in the United States and one of the top air...

Sam Stein

Paul Ryan Says He's Open To Making Medicare Plan Optional

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 08.17.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The news from Thursday that House Budget Committee Chair Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) was willing to make his proposal for privatizing Medicare op...

WATCH: HuffPost's Alex Wagner Discusses Medicare Cuts

Huff TV | Posted 08.14.2011 | Politics
Huff TV

HuffPost's Alex Wagner appeared Tuesday on MSNBC to discuss the Democrats' battle against Medicare cuts. "I think it's high time that the Democrats a...

Sara Kenigsberg

Town Hall Protestors: 'No To Ryan, Yes To Medicare'

HuffingtonPost.com | Sara Kenigsberg | Posted 08.13.2011 | Politics

With reporting by Paige Lavender. WASHINGTON -- Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) headed to the Newseum in downtown D.C. on Monday to participate in a town ...

Why I Will Defeat Paul Ryan

Rob Zerban | Posted 08.07.2011 | Politics
Rob Zerban

The people of Wisconsin deserve a representative who has spent time in the working world and whose values mirror their own. That's why I will defeat Paul Ryan in 2012.

Andrea Stone

Wisconsin Democrat Rob Zerban To Go Mano-A-Mano With Paul Ryan Over Medicare In 2012

HuffingtonPost.com | Andrea Stone | Posted 08.07.2011 | Politics

JANESVILLE, Wis. -- Democrats are looking to voters like Lenore Green to help defeat Rep. Paul Ryan next year. Sipping a coffee at a farmer's marke...

Confronting An Immoral Budget

Rev. Jennifer Butler | Posted 08.07.2011 | Religion
Rev. Jennifer Butler

The message from the mainstream faith community is clear -- the economic agenda pushed by religious right political operatives is extreme, and it contradicts Christian moral values.

Why I Support "The Ronald Reagan Tax Reform Act of 2011"

Michael Keegan | Posted 08.07.2011 | Politics
Michael Keegan

In 1986, Ronald Reagan explained that "vanishing loopholes and a minimum tax will mean that everybody and every corporation pay their fair share." It's time for the GOP to take a page from their hero's playbook.

The "Debt Ceiling" Versus "Jobs Creation" Debate: Not the Time for a Mistake

Leo Hindery, Jr. | Posted 08.07.2011 | Politics
Leo Hindery, Jr.

It's important for the Obama White House, the 'Biden Group' and Democrats on Capitol Hill to stand firm for a budget deal that meets the demands of the middle class.

Medicaid: The Next Battleground

Ethan Rome | Posted 08.07.2011 | Politics
Ethan Rome

If the Republicans get their way and turn Medicaid into a so-called block grant, millions of seniors would be thrown out of nursing homes and middle class families would be slammed with crushing health care costs.

Emily Swanson

Medicare Poll: Paul Ryan Plan Unpopular With Seniors

HuffingtonPost.com | Emily Swanson | Posted 08.06.2011 | Politics

A new survey released Monday by the Pew Research Center finds slightly more Americans oppose than favor the budget and Medicare plan advanced by the R...