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Paul Ryan Budget

Dem Rep: GOP Budget Is 'Romney Plan On Steroids'

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 03.17.2013 | Politics

Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) had strong words for Republicans' proposed budget on Sunday, telling NBC's "Meet The Press" that it's "the Romney plan o...

Zach Carter

House And Senate Republicans Diverge On Tax Deal With Obama | Zach Carter | Posted 03.17.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sharp differences emerged on Sunday between House and Senate Republicans over the prospect for a budget deal with President Barack Obama...

What The Ryan Budget Gets Right On Aging

Michael Hodin | Posted 05.17.2013 | Fifty
Michael Hodin

The Ryan budget -- love it or hate it -- at least recognizes that we can't afford anachronistic financial plans. If we try to, we do exactly what we must not: deplete the programs and leave those most in need without a safety net.

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.16.2013 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

This week, Paul Ryan proposed a new budget that would take spending back to 1948 levels (and showed he must not have been paying attention on Election Night 2012); freshman senator Ted Cruz proved that smugness and sexism are alive and well in the U.S. Senate; and Big Gulp-loving New Yorkers got a fizzy reprieve when a judge halted Mayor Bloomberg's super-size soda ban. But the biggest news of the week was delivered via a plume of white smoke: the announcement of a precedent-setting new pope, Francis I, the first Jesuit pope, and the first Latin American pope (aka "The Holy Si"). But much about the new pope is decidedly archaic, particularly his demonization of homosexuals (he has called same sex marriage "a scheme to destroy God's plan"). Perhaps one day a plume of rainbow-colored smoke will rise over the Vatican, heralding the selection of a pope with more enlightened ideas on "God's plan."

Obama and the Middle Class: Two Big Blindspots

Mike Lux | Posted 05.15.2013 | Politics
Mike Lux

I am thankful each and every day that Barack Obama won the 2012 election, and that he is our president instead of Mitt Romney. The current version of ...

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 ...

Oryancare. Obamacare for Seniors. Really.

J.D. Kleinke | Posted 05.15.2013 | Politics
J.D. Kleinke

Consumers need protections only when they are turned into consumers. And that is what Congressman Paul Ryan's budget seeks to do for -- or do to, depending on your feelings about medical capitalism -- future Medicare beneficiaries.

Why Does Rep. Paul Ryan Get So Much Attention?

Jared Bernstein | Posted 05.15.2013 | Politics
Jared Bernstein

I'd been discussing the absolute non-reality of his proposal -- how the numbers don't begin to add up, the unrealistic budget cuts, the plethora of magic asterisks in the absence of actual proposals -- and the interviewer was like, "OK... but if you're right, why is his budget front page news?"

What Bill Clinton Can Teach Paul Ryan About Cutting Spending

Steve H. Hanke | Posted 05.15.2013 | Politics
Steve H. Hanke

If Congressman Ryan really wants to get serious about cutting spending, he should look to the one U.S. President who has squeezed the federal budget, and squeezed hard. So, who can Congressman Ryan look to for inspiration on how to actually cut spending? None other than President Bill Clinton.

Seven Million Jobs, Two Budgets - and One Very Strange Tribe

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 05.14.2013 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

The problem isn't that we can't fix our economy. The problem is we won't. And until we change the primitive culture of our politicians and media, our citizens will suffer the consequences.

Ryan Plan Reverts Spending To 1948 Levels

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 03.15.2013 | Politics

Rep. Paul Ryan's (R-Wis.) proposed budget would reduce government spending outside of Social Security and interest on debt to its lowest levels in ove...

Murray's More Evenhanded Approach to Deficit Reduction Contrasts Sharply With Ryan's

Bob Greenstein | Posted 05.14.2013 | Politics
Bob Greenstein

The budget that Senate Budget Committee Chair Patty Murray released yesterday stands in sharp contrast to the one that her House counterpart, Paul Ryan, released on Tuesday. Hers is more appropriate to meet the nation's economic and fiscal challenges.

Ryan Budget Hits Non-Defense Discretionary Funding Far More Than Sequestration Does

Joel Friedman | Posted 05.14.2013 | Politics
Joel Friedman

Given the extent to which this part of the budget is already shrinking, there's simply no way to cut it by more than an additional $1 trillion without causing significant harm both now and in the future.

Yes, the Ryan Budget Is Contractionary

Chad Stone | Posted 05.14.2013 | Politics
Chad Stone

If enacted, House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan's budget would slow the economic recovery.  Chairman Ryan selectively uses Congressional Budget...

Paul Krugman Responds To Paul Ryan's Attack

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 03.14.2013 | Business

The Battle of the Pauls is raging. For the third time in as many days, Paul Krugman is slamming Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and his budget plan, which...

Paul Ryan's Budget Would Kill Health Insurance Programs -- And Thousands of Americans

Richard Kirsch | Posted 05.14.2013 | Business
Richard Kirsch

I have trouble with putting policy glosses on proposals that would deny health care coverage to millions of people and make care much more expensive to millions more. Because when more people lack health coverage, more people die.

The Press Finally Turns On Paul Ryan

New Republic | Posted 03.14.2013 | Politics

The rollout of Paul Ryan’s new budget this week was not one of the congressman’s better moments....

The Ryan Budget: This Is Why There Is a Gender Gap

Stephanie Schriock | Posted 05.14.2013 | Politics
Stephanie Schriock

A budget isn't just a bunch of numbers; it's a set of values that shows us a political party's vision for our country. It reveals whose side our leaders are on. And once again, Paul Ryan has made it crystal clear that he's not on the side of women and families.

Ryan Budget Mocked As 'Hocus Pocus'

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 03.14.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Democrats are mocking House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan's (R-Wis.) budget plan as "hocus pocus," charging it will actuall...

Ryan's Big Screw

Shan Wells | Posted 05.14.2013 | Denver
Shan Wells


The Contest Over the Real Economic Problem

Robert Reich | Posted 05.14.2013 | Politics
Robert Reich

The biggest problems we face are unemployment, stagnant wages, slow growth, and widening inequality -- not deficits. The major goal must be to get jobs and wages back, not balance the budget.

Congressman: Ryan Budget Is Tea Party Extremism

HuffPost Live | Posted 03.13.2013 | Politics

Democratic Congressman Steve Israel told HuffPost Live's Jacob Soboroff Wednesday that the budget proposal put forth by Rep. Paul Ryan is "extremist" ...

Arthur Delaney

House GOP Passes Bill Refighting Old Welfare Debate | Arthur Delaney | Posted 03.14.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A day after Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), chairman of the House Budget Committee, said Republicans wouldn't "refight the past," House Republi...

Jason Linkins

Paul Ryan Will Battle Paul Krugman To The Death To Defeat 'Keynesian Economics' | Jason Linkins | Posted 03.13.2013 | Politics

Wisconsin representative and former GOP vice-presidential candidate Paul Ryan put new gloss on his old budget and has been schlepping it around and ab...

Krugman: Ryan's Budget Is 'A Path To Continued Depression'

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 03.13.2013 | Business

Paul Ryan's budget plan promises to "help grow our economy today." Paul Krugman says that's rubbish. The Nobel Prize-winning economist and New York...