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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 […]

April 10, 2014 / More... ( comments)

Even When The GOP Tries To Vilify The Poor, Americans Still Care For Their Fellow Citizens

It’s astounding we have such a tremendous number of homeless Americans in this country, when America is still the richest country on the planet.    So many of our homeless are veterans, who number 75,000 on any given night.  Greater than 5% of our homeless are actually veterans who fought in Iraq or Afghanistan.  We often hear of the “fraud” that’s uncovered […]

April 3, 2014 / More... ( comments)

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 […]

April 2, 2014 / More... ( comments)

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 […]

April 2, 2014 / More... ( comments)

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 […]

April 1, 2014 / More... ( comments)

Asked about Paul Ryan’s comment that lazy “inner city: men are responsible for poverty, Rience Preibus said only the Republicans were concerned about this issue and that Ryan should be commended. On Sunday, CNN’s Candy Crowley asked Priebus if he thought the remarks were “artfully phrased.” “I’m not sure,” Priebus shrugged. “Here’s what I would […]

March 16, 2014 / More... ( comments)

Paul Ryan To Meet With Black Leadership To Show He’s Not Racist

After his “inner city” remark, Congressman Paul Ryan obviously feels the need to clear the air. Ryan (R-WI) will continue his effort to make amends for perceived dog-whistling with a scheduled meeting with black leaders. Reuters reported that Ryan agreed Friday to meet with the Congressional Black Caucus in what will be additional damage control […]

March 15, 2014 / More... ( comments)

Former Veep Candidate Gets Deserved Tongue-Lashing

We refer, of course, to the hapless, budget-obsessed former running mate of Willard Mitt Romney: Paul Ryan, who said something so dumbfoundingly idiotic and racist that he was bound to find himself on the receiving end of an epic reading of the proverbial Riot Act: Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA), a member of the Congressional Black […]

March 13, 2014 / More... ( comments)

Paul Ryan Says Poverty Is Because Of Lazy ‘Inner City’ Men, Cites ‘White Nationalist’

Paul Ryan is trying to sell his poverty agenda, but feels the real problem is lazy “inner city” men. And he quotes the work of Charles Murray, who believes blacks are less intelligent that whites. Ryan spoke with Bill Bennett. “We have got this tailspin of culture, in our inner cities in particular, of men […]

March 12, 2014 / More... ( comments)

Paul Ryan To Poor Parents: Even Your Kids Are Ashamed Of You

Paul Ryan took to the podium at CPAC on Thursday and did not disappoint those of us waiting to pick at the lies this duly elected government official must tell in order to remind us all that our government–the very same government he volunteered to be a part of; the very same government that pays […]

March 8, 2014 / More... ( comments)

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