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Same As It Ever Was: The GOP's Post-Election Plans for Social Security and Medicare

Max Richtman | Posted 11.12.2014 | Politics
Max Richtman

Congress' new leadership may want to give former President George Bush a call. Not so many years ago, he believed his "voter mandate" cleared the way to privatize Social Security -- cutting benefits and putting workers' guaranteed benefits at risk on Wall Street. That didn't turn out so well for the President.

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...

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...

Michael McAuliff

Here's A Bipartisan Duo Liberals Fear: Ron Wyden And Paul Ryan

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and soon-to-be Senate Finance Committee Chairman Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) have worked toget...

Jason Linkins

Paul Ryan WIll Have To Wait To Privatize Medicare, It Seems

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 06.11.2013 | Politics

Last week, the Stein Eriksen Lodge in Park City, Utah, hosted Mitt Romney's Experts and Enthusiasts conference. Billed as Romney's first big splash ba...

Jennifer Bendery

Republican Hails Medicare As 'Tremendous Program' After Voting To Kill It

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 05.03.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- During recent remarks to a local GOP group, Rep. Shelley Moore Capitol (R-W.Va.) hailed Medicare as "a tremendous program" and imagined ...

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...

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.

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.

Ryan Budget Offers Vision Of Morally Bankrupt America

Rev. Chuck Currie | Posted 05.13.2013 | Religion
Rev. Chuck Currie

America can and should be better than Paul Ryan envisions it. Our nation should be a place where we are our brother's keeper, our sister's keeper. We are not a morally bankrupt nation, and so we must oppose Paul Ryan's proposals.

Jeffrey Young

Paul Ryan's New Budget Would Make More People Uninsured

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeffrey Young | Posted 03.13.2013 | Business

The proposals House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) unveiled Tuesday would lead to a dramatic increase the number of people who lack heal...

Michael McAuliff

Ryan Budget Again Targets Medicare, Medicaid

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 03.12.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) rolled out his latest budget proposal, offering an ambitious blueprint that promises ...

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...

Jon Ward

GOP Adviser Reveals Health Care Plan: 'Hope Obamacare Falls On Its Face'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jon Ward | Posted 01.31.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -– It was a cold day in the nation's capital when I visited Yuval Levin at his downtown office to talk about a subject of mutual interest...

Paul Ryan Rips Obama's 'Straw Man' Inauguration Speech

The Huffington Post | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 01.22.2013 | Politics

Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) reacted to President Barack Obama's inauguration speech in an interview on "The Laura Ingraham Show" Tuesday, complaining that...

What Would Happen If The Medicare Eligibility Age Changed?

AP | RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR | Posted 12.07.2012 | Fifty

WASHINGTON -- Americans are living longer, and Republicans want to raise the Medicare eligibility age as part of any deal to reduce the government's h...

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 ...

After Sandy

Rob Delaney | Posted 12.30.2012 | New York
Rob Delaney

As I looked at these pictures of the babies being evacuated, I had a depressing thought. What are the financial situations of these babies' parents? Are they poor? Do they have insurance? Are they on Medicaid?

Hunter Stuart

WATCH: Paul Ryan Looks At The Poor, Sees Undignified 'Takers'

HuffingtonPost.com | Hunter Stuart | Posted 10.26.2012 | Politics

In a policy speech on Wednesday, GOP vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan portrayed himself as a friend of the poor, saying that he and Mitt Romney are...

John Celock

Tax Returns, Medicare Dominate Upstate New York Congressional Debate

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 10.24.2012 | Politics

The future of Medicare and how the Republican Ryan budget would affect it took center stage Wednesday night as the two candidates for a competitive we...

Arthur Delaney

Paul Ryan: To Help The Poor, Cut Programs For The Poor

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 10.25.2012 | Politics

In his first policy speech since becoming the Republican vice presidential nominee, Paul Ryan said he and Mitt Romney will restore upward mobility and...

Amanda Terkel

Wisconsin GOP Senate Candidate Runs Away From Paul Ryan's Budget

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 10.22.2012 | Politics

MILWAUKEE, Wis. -- The person who is perhaps Tommy Thompson's greatest asset in his U.S. Senate bid is Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.). As the state's most pr...

Medicare Overhaul Would Raise Premiums

AP | RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR | Posted 12.15.2012 | Money

WASHINGTON — Nearly six in 10 Medicare recipients would pay higher premiums under a hypothetical privatized system along the lines of what Repub...