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Paul Ryan Budget

After Big Defeat, Ryan Disappears From GOP Spotlight

Politico | Posted 03.25.2013 | Politics

He seems to have fallen entirely off the radar of early state Republicans. Democrats bring up his name with more zeal than do people in his own party....

Jennifer Bendery

Democrats Raise $500,000 After Republicans Vote For Paul Ryan's Budget

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 03.22.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democrats routinely rail against the GOP budget put forward by Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), but there's at least one thing they like about i...

Jason Linkins

Paul Ryan Says Obama 'Charm Offensive' Was 'Helpful,' But It's Still Knives Out For Obamacare

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 03.22.2013 | Politics

Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) appeared on Greta Van Susteren's "On The Record" Thursday night to give his side of the story on the ongoing knock-down drag-o...

Ryan Budget Deployed By GOP Super PAC In Campaign Ads

The Huffington Post | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 03.22.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A Republican super PAC on Friday launched two ads targeting vulnerable freshman Democratic congressmen far ahead of the 2014 elections. ...

Senate Rejects Paul Ryan Budget

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 03.22.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate has soundly rejected a balanced budget plan authored by House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan. Five Republicans joined e...

Paul Ryan Plan Exposes GOP's Heartless Side

Salon | Posted 03.21.2013 | Politics

When it comes to the Republican Party’s budget proposal that passed the U.S. House this week, I agree with those who find it strange that anyone see...

Paul Ryan's Austerity Budget Should Be Replaced With the 'Back-to-Work Budget'

Pearl Korn | Posted 05.21.2013 | Politics
Pearl Korn

It is the GOP's extreme vision of what they think our country should be -- with a weak government and a free ride to corporations and the rich at the expense of the rest of us -- that has put them at odds with the electorate, which is made up of primarily hard-working and struggling Americans.

House Republicans Pass Ryan Budget

AP | STEPHEN OHLEMACHER | Posted 03.21.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans have passed a budget plan that would bring the federal government's finances into balance in 10 years by sharply cutti...

Brutal Ryan Plan Remains On Track For Victory

Posted 03.21.2013 | Politics

By ANDREW TAYLOR, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — A familiar budget plan to sharply cut safety-net programs for the poor and clamp down on dome...

Paul Ryan Faces Wave Of Rejection

Salon | Posted 03.20.2013 | Politics

Faith leaders will descend on Washington for a Loaves and Fishes Day of Action on Wednesday. There message for Congress? Reject the Ryan austerity bud...

Ryan 'Path To Pain' Slammed

Patch | Posted 03.19.2013 | Politics

As chatter over the federal budget grows more heated, one of the region's ranking local politicians—congresswoman and Democrat Nita Lowey—is addin...

Ryan Budget's SNAP Cuts Even Deeper Than We Thought

Stacy Dean | Posted 05.19.2013 | Politics
Stacy Dean

New information from the House Budget Committee shows that Chairman Ryan's planned cuts in SNAP (formerly food stamps) are even more draconian than we originally thought.

The Ryan Budget: A Self-Referential Approach to Pell

Rachel Unruh | Posted 05.18.2013 | Politics
Rachel Unruh

Congressman Ryan's Pell grant proposal does not demonstrate a commitment to the most needy. It demonstrates that his perception of college students reflects his own experience as a full-time financially dependent student in the early 90s.

The Sheer Folly of Trying to Compromise With Today's Republican Party

Jonathan Weiler | Posted 05.18.2013 | Politics
Jonathan Weiler

The party is likely only to become more extreme, not less, for at least the next couple of political cycles. No amount of charm, or compromise, or whatever is going to change these dynamics.

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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...