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Paul Ryan's Newest Gig Could Set Him Up Well For A Presidential Run In 2016

AP | STEPHEN OHLEMACHER | Posted 11.18.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republican leaders chose Paul Ryan on Tuesday to head the powerful House Ways and Means Committee for the next two years, gi...

Invisible Social Security Cuts: Now You See Them, Now You Don't

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 06.09.2014 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

The question is, why? Social Security may be the single most efficient benefit program -- public or private -- in the country. Its annual operating expenses are less than 1 percent of overall costs, a figure which private sector programs should envy.

Paul Ryan: 'We Don't Want A Dependency Culture'

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 01.27.2013 | Politics

Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) addressed the entitlements issue on Sunday, vouching for a system that provides safety without a severe reliance on government...

Matt Sledge

Biden On Social Security: Debate Answer Gets Mixed Reviews, Question Called 'Outrageous'

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 10.12.2012 | Politics

NEW YORK -- While President Barack Obama was forced to do damage control after he said there was no daylight between him and Republican presidential n...

Documents Show Changes To Paul Ryan's Social Security Views

BuzzFeed | John Stanton | Posted 09.27.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Paul Ryan’s position on Social Security has changed dramatically since he entered Congress in 1998, taking him from pledges to ...

They Want to Destroy Social Security (Circa 1935)

Rep. Alan Grayson | Posted 11.23.2012 | Politics
Rep. Alan Grayson

Republicans have as much interest in saving Social Security as they do in saving the whales. Or the rainforest. Or the Queen. Or the last dance.

Ryan 'Risk' Takes Heat From Democrats

AP | STEPHEN OHLEMACHER | Posted 10.20.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Democrats are eagerly renewing their fight against privatizing Social Security now that Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romn...

Paul Ryan: Good for the Democrats?

Robert Kuttner | Posted 10.19.2012 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

The selection of Paul Ryan has changed the dynamics of the 2012 election in ways that, for the moment, seem to advantage President Obama and the Democrats. It has focused attention on a few key issues that should be Democrats' strength while diverting the spotlight from the slow economic recovery that is Obama's Achilles heel. Do most Americans really want to voucherize Medicare and privatize Social Security? Do we want drastic cuts in what's left of other social supports in order to give even larger tax cuts to millionaires? Most polls suggest not, and bumper stickers have already been appearing: Save Medicare, vote Democratic.

Dems Revive Major Bush-Era Battle

AP | STEPHEN OHLEMACHER | Posted 10.19.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Democrats are eagerly renewing their fight against privatizing Social Security now that Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romn...

Laura Bassett

What Would Jack Kemp Think Of His Protegé, Paul Ryan?

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 08.14.2012 | Politics

In January 1988, Republican presidential candidate Jack Kemp, the former boss and mentor of Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), employed a dirty campaign tactic:...

Janell Ross

Rubio Out, Ryan In: How Romney's VP Pick Could Play With Minority Voters

HuffingtonPost.com | Janell Ross | Posted 08.13.2012 | Latino Voices

As Mitt Romney stood before the USS Wisconsin Saturday morning, months of speculation about how far the presumptive Republican presidential nominee mi...

Social Security's $134 Trillion Shortfall

AP | STEPHEN OHLEMACHER | Posted 10.12.2012 | Business

WASHINGTON (AP) — Social Security's long-term funding shortfall is big by any measure. How big? That depends on how you look at it. O...

Ryan Grim

WATCH: Ryan Describes His 2005 Plan For Social Security

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 08.11.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON - Mitt Romney's choice of Paul Ryan as his running mate has already reignited the debate over the future of Medicare. Ryan has proposed end...

Jordan Howard

Paul Ryan Backs Up Rick Perry: Social Security Is A Ponzi Scheme

HuffingtonPost.com | Jordan Howard | Posted 11.20.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Speaking on conservative radio on Tuesday, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) agreed with Texas Gov. Rick Perry's (R) claim that Social Security is...

Paul Ryan Budget Could Be Ticking Time Bomb For Republicans

Politico | Glenn Thrush & Jake Sherman | Posted 07.23.2011 | Politics

It might be a political time bomb — that’s what GOP pollsters warned as House Republicans prepared for the April 15 vote on Rep. Paul Ryan’s pro...

Contentious Budget Proposal Advances In House

AP | RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR and ALAN FRAM | Posted 06.07.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Republican-led House Budget Committee approved a $3.5 trillion budget for 2012 on Wednesday that was hailed by its GOP authors ...

Republicans Gamble With Politically Risky Budget Proposal

Posted 06.05.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republicans on Tuesday unveiled a politically risky 2012 proposal that aims to bring down huge budget deficits by cutting hea...

Paul Ryan, GOP Rising Star Or 'Root Canal' Republican?

AP | By LAURIE KELLMAN | Posted 06.05.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Paul Ryan, just 41 but already a seventh-term congressman, is the man making the House Republicans' sales pitch for truly big budget cut...

Laura Bassett

Disabled Man to Tea Party: 'Reforming Social Security Would Cut My Lifeline'

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Michael Lion says he was watching "The Ed Show" at his parents' house on Monday, September 20, when conservative radio host Scott Hennen came on to t...