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Paul Ryan Budget

The Ryan Budget: The Good, the Bad and the Alternative

William Hartung | Posted 06.04.2014 | Politics
William Hartung

The Ryan plan is not a conservative budget in the true sense of the term. If it were it would cut government spending across the board, not give a free ride to wasteful Pentagon spending while letting other programs bear the full burden of spending reductions.

Elise Foley

Republicans Block Yet Another Immigration Measure

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 04.03.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans blocked a Democratic effort Wednesday to add funding for a comprehensive immigration reform measure to the GOP budget,...

Obama Hurls 'Stinkburger' Slam At Paul Ryan

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 04.03.2014 | Politics

President Barack Obama said the budget proposed by Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) on Tuesday is a "stinkburger." Obama made the comments while speaking in...

Republicans Confident Budget Can Withstand Tea Party Opposition

Reuters | Posted 06.02.2014 | Politics

By David Lawder WASHINGTON, April 2 (Reuters) - House of Representatives Republican leaders on Wednesday predicted passage of a budget...

Sarah Palin: Paul Ryan's Budget Is 'The Definition Of Insanity'

The Huffington Post | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 04.02.2014 | Politics

Former GOP vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin hammered Paul Ryan’s (R-Wis.) newest budget proposal in a Facebook post Tuesday, mocking the Hous...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Ryan Says It's Okay For His Budget To Cut Medicare, But Not Okay For Democrats To Do It

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 04.02.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) on Tuesday defended his budget plan's Medicare cuts, even though Republicans have rel...

Ryan Unveils House GOP Budget, Claiming Balance

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 06.01.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan unveiled an updated Republican budget plan Tuesday that would slash $5.1 trillion in fed...

Guess What Happened To Paul Ryan's Poverty Promise

New York Magazine | Posted 03.31.2014 | Politics

Paul Ryan's flamboyantly low-key campaign to re-brand himself from an Ayn Rand miser to Jack Kemp-esque lover of the poor was supposed to culminate in...

Divisions Among GOP May Complicate House Republicans' Plans

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 03.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Divisions among Republicans over a budget deal and a shortfall in tax estimates are complicating the House GOP's efforts to advanc...

Sabrina Siddiqui

It's Official: The Ryan Budget Is Back

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 03.21.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans will consider a revised budget resolution this year by Budget Committee Chair Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), according to a memo ...

The Culture Gap

Michael A. Hardy | Posted 05.18.2014 | Politics
Michael A. Hardy

Most poor and working class families, whether black, white, tan or brown, would much rather be working and earning a livable wage than being excluded from the workforce by institutional situations whether policy driven or profit driven.

Lying in Wait, Ready to... Pounce!

Robert J. Elisberg | Posted 05.18.2014 | Politics
Robert J. Elisberg

Inarticulate, inelegant, inner-city, it's not the "in's that are the problem. It's what comes "out" of their mouths that keeps hurting Republicans.

Paul Ryan Laments Laziness In The 'Inner Cities'

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 03.13.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Some inner city men suffer from a culture that does not value hard work, House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan said Wednesday. "...

Sam Stein

The Cycle Of 'Mediscare' Will Not, Cannot, Be Broken

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 03.10.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In May 2011, a group of freshmen House Republicans wrote a letter to the White House calling for a serious, sober conversation on entitl...

Paul Ryan's Poverty Report Is A Complete Mess

New York Magazine | Posted 03.05.2014 | Politics

Paul Ryan’s budget proposals are not mere compilations of proposals, but grand vision statements. The classic versions relied on sweeping ideologica...

Rep. Ryan's New Poverty Report: A Fat Thumb on the Evidentiary Scale

Jared Bernstein | Posted 05.03.2014 | Politics
Jared Bernstein

It's a detailed, serious look at the issue but is beset with misleading evidence and conclusions. There's also something that I found fundamentally odd about the report.

Paul Ryan Votes Against Spending Needed For Own Budget

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 02.13.2014 | Politics

On Tuesday, 28 House Republicans joined 193 of their Democratic colleagues in voting to raise the debt ceiling without attaching additional measures t...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Budget Deal Clears Major Hurdle In Senate

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 12.17.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The United States Senate advanced a budget compromise Tuesday that provides modest relief to across-the-board spending cuts and prevents...

Paul Ryan Raises Cash Off Budget Deal

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

The budget deal cut last week by Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) will reduce the deficit. The House Budget Committee chairman ...

Ryan Budget Plan Has Potential To Bridge Bitter GOP Divide

AP | KEN THOMAS and LAURIE KELLMAN | Posted 12.14.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Paul Ryan likened his 2-year budget agreement with Democrats to taking a few steps in the right direction. But the bipartisa...

What Would Mary Do?

Pat LaMarche | Posted 02.12.2014 | Impact
Pat LaMarche

Poor families can't forget that Christmas -- or any winter holiday -- is for children. But for tens of millions of U.S. children living in ever deepening poverty, there's literally no way for their parents to get them gifts without going to unenviable extremes.

We Have Met the Enemy and She Is Old

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 02.12.2014 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

When did older people become the enemy? Last week a judge ruled that Detroit could move forward with its plan to cut pensions for retired city workers. This week Washington is celebrating a budget deal which harms older people economically in several ways.

Michael McAuliff

House Spurns Tea Party, Passes Budget Deal

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republican leaders told right-wing interest groups to shove it Thursday and passed a budget compromise that provides a partial bre...

Why Ryan Was 'Caught Off Guard'

AP | Posted 12.12.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The co-architect of a new budget deal in Congress concedes the political accommodation is modest, but says it moves a fiscally cha...

Jennifer Bendery

Lindsey Graham: Paul Ryan Budget Deal Boosts His 2016 White House Chances

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 12.10.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- If Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) has any interest in entering the 2016 presidential field, the bipartisan budget proposal he put forward Tuesd...