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Paul Ryan Budget

Ryan's Regressiveness Redux

Robert Reich | Posted 05.11.2013 | Politics
Robert Reich

Austerity economics -- of which Paul Ryan's upcoming budget is the most extreme version -- is a cruel hoax. Cruel because it hurts most those who are already hurting; a hoax because it doesn't work.

Jennifer Bendery

Paul Ryan: 'I Never Really Had A Conversation' With Obama Until Last Week

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 03.10.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) said Sunday that he's "never really had a conversation" with President Barack Obama until last week, when the p...

Paul Ryan: GOP Budget Assumes Obamacare Repeal

The Huffington Post | Alana Horowitz | Posted 03.11.2013 | Politics

Paul Ryan on Sunday said that the GOP House budget was tailored to assume that the Affordable Care Act would be repealed. "Are you saying, as part ...

Paul Ryan: Balancing Budget Will Require 'Modest Changes'

Reuters | Posted 05.06.2013 | Politics

By David Lawder WASHINGTON, March 6 (Reuters) - House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan said on Wednesday he will unveil a "no surp...

Don't Forget Ryan's Budget of Last Year

Bob Greenstein | Posted 05.05.2013 | Politics
Bob Greenstein

In assessing the budget that Ryan will release this week, the issue is not whether it's harsher than last year's proposal but whether it continues to adhere to the same extreme approach that he has embraced in prior budgets.

Ryan Considers Major Shift Away From Campaign Pledge

Reuters | Posted 05.05.2013 | Politics

By David Lawder and Kim Dixon WASHINGTON, March 5 (Reuters) - U.S. House of Representatives Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan is flo...

Paul Ryan Floating Change To Medicare Age

www.politico.com | Posted 03.05.2013 | Politics

Paul Ryan’s budget will show how Republicans can balance a budget that’s trillions of dollars out of whack. But the most significant unresolved is...

Paul Ryan Drives the GOP's Clinton Love Bus

Robert J. Elisberg | Posted 03.31.2013 | Politics
Robert J. Elisberg

Sometimes I think the Republicans in Congress can't shock me by their utterly laughable, teeth-gnashing, shameless hypocrisy. But then they outdo themselves.

New GOP Goal Denounced As 'Ryan On Steroids'

AP | CHARLES BABINGTON | Posted 01.24.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The nation's sharp disagreements over taxes and spending are on a re-routed collision course, as Senate Democrats launch a plan that inc...

Ryan Trying To Find 'Sweet Spot'

The New York Times | Posted 01.07.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — After Senator John McCain’s failed presidential bid in 2008, he repaired to the Senate to become a thorn in President Obama’s side....

About Paul Ryan's Illusions of Grandeur

William Laney | Posted 02.09.2013 | Politics
William Laney

There would seem to be no one in the upper echelon of Republican circles who is strong and influential enough to dissuade a flawed wannabe. It appears unlikely, then, that anyone will tell Paul Ryan to cancel his dreams.

LISTEN: Rand Paul Goes After GOP Leadership For 'Purging' Conservatives

The Huffington Post | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 12.07.2012 | Politics

Add Rand Paul to the list of conservatives currently furious at the House Republican leadership. Speaking on the Peter Schiff radio show on Thursda...

Paul Blumenthal

Dark Money Conservative Groups Oppose Boehner Fiscal Proposal

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 12.07.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Two of the most powerful and politically active conservative groups in Washington are not pleased with the fiscal cliff proposal put for...

Inside The Republican Apocalypse

www.tnr.com | Timothy Noah | Posted 12.06.2012 | Politics

Between an electoral defeat that was wholly unexpected (by them, anyway) and a “fiscal cliff” that will compel them to support a tax increase, Rep...

Amanda Terkel

John Boehner Faces Conservative Fury

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 12.04.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Conservative groups are furious with GOP leadership for stripping several lawmakers of spots on powerful committees after it was deemed ...

After Failed VP Bid, Ryan Returns To Comfortable Topic

AP | PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 02.03.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Paul Ryan is getting his groove back. A month after the GOP's presidential ticket lost an election, the party's vice presidential ...

Dilemma Threatens To Derail Ryan Ambitions

National Journal | Posted 11.25.2012 | Politics

Fresh from the campaign trail and mulling his options for the future, former vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan will play a pivotal role in negotia...

The Gift That Just Keeps On Giving

Mike Lux | Posted 01.15.2013 | Politics
Mike Lux

The American people in this election heard the generosity-breeds-dependency philosophy, and they heard Barack Obama and Elizabeth Warren and other Democrats say that we are all in this together, that we are our brothers' and sisters' keepers, that we need to lift each other up.

Do Republicans Love Me Just for My Money?

Eric Schoenberg | Posted 01.14.2013 | Business
Eric Schoenberg

Even if the entrepreneurs who proclaim "I built this business" are solely responsible for their own good fortune, their kids didn't build the business. If they really dislike dependency so much, why are Republicans so passionately opposed to estate taxes?

CEO Math

Steven Conn | Posted 01.14.2013 | Politics
Steven Conn

CEO Math is what results after drinking an ideological Red Bull. Suitably buzzed, you then begin to do arithmetic to maximize short-term profits -- regardless of whether your math is legal, ethical, good for business in the long-term

The Romney-Ryan Budget: Reward the Rich, Punish the Rest

Terry O'Neill | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Terry O'Neill

Running throughout the Romney-Ryan budget is a suspicion that by helping people you make them weaker, that the poor are easily swayed into behaving irresponsibly. The sad thing is, Romney and Ryan are the irresponsible ones

Hunter Stuart

WATCH: Paul Ryan Says His Plan To Privatize Medicare Is 'Gradual' Social Engineering

HuffingtonPost.com | Hunter Stuart | Posted 11.02.2012 | Politics

Privatize, privatize, privatize. That’s what GOP vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan wants to do with Medicare, the country’s 47-year-old federal ...

Ryan Faces Uncertain Future

AP | PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 01.01.2013 | Politics

JANESVILLE, Wis. — Professor Ryan? Lobbyist Ryan? Maybe back to plain-old Rep. Ryan or future President Ryan? If Paul Ryan loses his bid to bec...

Elise Foley

How Would The Paul Ryan Budget Handle Disaster Relief?

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 10.30.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- If it had been up to Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan, disaster response agencies would likely face lower funding to handl...

Paul Ryan's Idea: Drill For Oil In The Arctic To Help Get Us Off Fossil Fuel Dependence

The Huffington Post | Sarah Bufkin | Posted 10.29.2012 | Politics

With the storm of a century barreling toward New York City, the debate over climate change is likely to get a jolt. The extreme nature of the storm fi...