Tag Archives: Paul Ryan

The Congressional Progressive Caucus Budget; The People’s Choice

Ever since the Republicans came into power in the House of Representatives in November of 2010 they’ve engaged in a lot of blustery posturing over social issues instead of addressing the thing that concerns most Americans; jobs. Instead of addressing … Continue reading

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Outrage at Republican Town Halls: Where’s the Media Now?

Paul Ryan‘s (fake) budget plan is receiving a great deal of criticism and not just from liberal Democrats. Ryan himself was booed at his own town hall by his own constituents. Nobody is buying dismantling Medicare to give tax cuts … Continue reading

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Happy Tax Day!

Everyone got an extra three days to deal with their taxes this year. Hopefully everyone got to enjoy a little bit of weekend not fretting over their returns. When I was growing up my mother always said there were three … Continue reading

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Pirates Off the Starboard Bow

I remember once I went with a girlfriend for her first new car purchase. I’d been through the whole dance routine with new car salesman before and she wanted me to walk her through it. So I told her all … Continue reading

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Intimidation Nation

What is it about Tea Party Republicans? These are the same people who turned town hall meetings into near-riots throughout 2009. They are the ones who were big on carrying guns to political rallies. They fantasized about armed rebellion. There … Continue reading

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The Ryan Game

This week, Representative Paul Ryan (R-WI) published a budget proposal called “The GOP Path to Prosperity.” As I mentioned on Monday in “Shutdown Showdown,” the proposal neither addresses the issues in the 2011 or 2012 budgets, nor makes realistic assumptions … Continue reading

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Free Forum Friday, January 28 Edition

The big news this week was the State of the Union address. The President delivered a ‘sputnik moment’ speech where he implored us to reach new heights of productivity. A significant change this year in the SOTU address was the seating arrangement. … Continue reading

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States of the Unions

It’s that time of year once again. Article II, Section 3 of the Constitution requires that the President …shall from time to time give to the Congress Information of the State of the Union, and recommend to their Consideration such … Continue reading

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