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House Passes Paul Ryan Budget

House Passes Paul Ryan Budget

It can’t pass the Senate. It won’t be signed by the President. It will go nowhere. But the House has certainly made a political statement. The 219-205 vote on the nonbinding framework takes a mostly symbolic swipe at the government’s chronic deficits. Follow-up legislation to actually implement the cuts isn’t in the cards. The plan [...]

Sarah Palin Calls Ryan Budget ‘A Joke’

And who knows jokes better than Sarah Palin? Palin took to Facebook Tuesday night to call the new budget released by Representative Paul Ryan (R-WI) a “joke.” “Holy Moly! Are you kidding?” the former Alaska Governor wrote. “The latest Ryan (R, Wisconsin) Budget is not an April Fool’s joke. But it really IS a joke [...]

Ryan Budget Is Political Document With No Basis In Reality

It repeals Obamacare. It slashes non-defense spending by $791 billion less than 2011 levels while increasing defense spending by $480 billion. “This budget is the Republican declaration of class warfare — it protects the elites at the expense of the rest of the country,” said Rep. Chris Van Hollen, the top Democrat on the House [...]

Paul Ryan’s New Budget Summed Up In 3 Letters: LOL

Paul Ryan’s new budget proposal can be summarized in 3 letters: LOL (via FreakOutNation) House Budget Chair Paul Ryan’s (R-WI) budget report which was released on Tuesday is exactly as what you’d expect it to be. It should be titled: Ryan Shrugs, as it portrays his repeated attempts to slash social programs and he also [...]

President Obama Proposes1% Pay Hike To Troops, Federal Workers

This will be in the 2015 budget out next week. The increases are consistent with the pay hikes civilians and troops received this year. An administration official said the proposed civilian increase “reflects the tight budget constraints we continue to face, while also recognizing the critical role these civilian employees play in our country – [...]

House May Be Too Cowardly To Write A Budget

That way they don’t have to worry about how votes will come back to haunt them. So, rather than actually do their jobs, they’d rather cowardly avoid taking a stand on spending. These are the same people who’ve accused the White House of not having a budget. Yet, for crass political reasons, the Republican House [...]

House Passes Spending Bill In Spite Of Conservatives Opposed Because It Keeps Obamacare

The far right still thinks it can overturn or scale back Obamacare, and that is why a number of tea partiers opposed the $1.1 trillion bill passed by the House. A large bloc of House conservatives voted Wednesday against a $1.1 trillion spending plan to fund the federal government for the rest of the fiscal [...]

Senate Passes Bipartisan Budget Bill

The Senate has signed off on the budget agreement hashed out between Congressman Paul Ryan and Senator Patty Murray. Senators voted 64 to 36 to approve the bipartisan budget agreement Wednesday afternoon. Nine Republicans joined with 55 Democrats to approve the legislation, which Obama is expected to sign before departing this weekend for his Christmas [...]

Budget Deal A Danger To The Unemployed And The Democratic Party

It was shocking for Progressives to hear.  The bipartisan budget recently introduced by Representatives Patty Murray (D) and Paul Ryan (R) did not include an extension of unemployment insurance.  Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid sought to reassure anxious Democrats by saying it would be the top priority for the Senate next year.  But that may [...]

Debt Ceiling: Is Our Legislators Learnin’?

I know, I know, bit I still couldn’t resist quoting G-Dub, especially given that it is looking more and more as if the decision makers on Capitol Hill have know idea why the debt ceiling must get raised. Over at Crooks and Liars, Nicole Belle quotes Texas Senator Tom Coburn, who made this comment on [...]

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