THINK PROGRESS At least seven people died and 200 were injured in Tuesday’s Amtrak train crash in Philadelphia — even though technology exists that could have prevented the tragedy. A day after his Republican colleagues on the House Appropriations Committee voted along party lines to cut about one-fifth of Amtrak’s budget, House Ways and Means… More Paul Ryan Went On Fox News To Defend Amtrak Safety Funding. It Didn’t Go Well.
SALON ~ ELIAS ISQUITH GOP’s still banging the “Grubergate” drum — but an under-the-radar push from Ryan shows they don’t mean a word As a general rule, I try not to write about hypocrisy in politics. It’s such a constant, such a fact of life, that it can feel a bit like complaining about traffic or the… More Paul Ryan’s stunning hypocrisy: The little-noticed way the GOP proved it’s full of it
The Huffington Post In his new book, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) recounts shaking his head in frustration last fall as fellow Republicans sought to use a government shutdown as leverage to gut Obamacare. “It was a suicide mission,” Ryan writes in The Way Forward, his memoir released Tuesday. “This can’t be the full measure of… More REWIND – RYAN TRIES TO REWRITE SHUTDOWN STORY
TPM LiveWire Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) is standing by comments he made linking a “culture” of men not working in inner cities to poverty, saying the remarks had “nothing to do” with race. The House Budget Committee chairman told Crew of 42’s Lauren Victoria Burke on Wednesday that his comments, made earlier in the day on Bill… More Paul Ryan Defends Poverty-Inner City Link: ‘This Has Nothing To Do With Race’
Paul Ryan (Credit: Reuters/Kevin Lamarque) Salon – Alex Pareene The Washington Post admires Paul Ryan’s very bold plan to fight poverty by replacing food stamps with dreams Wow, is it “Paul Ryan is a serious, brilliant, policy-focused wonk with a dynamic and inclusive vision for the future of the Republican Party” season again already? It… More It’s “Paul Ryan is a serious wonk” season again!
Paul Ryan’s “Ayn Randian” economic philosophy has prompted him to put forth a budget that would affect the working class and very poor in the most adverse way, while giving the top 1% more tax breaks and other perks. The Huffington Post Rep. Paul Ryan’s (R-Wis.) proposed budget would reduce government spending outside of Social Security and… More Paul Ryan Budget Reduces Spending To Lowest Levels Since 1948: Report
If I recall correctly, the American people rejected Ryan’s budget plan in November 2012 when they re-elected President Obama. His budget will never pass the Democratic controlled Senate. So, what is his point? Think Progress House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) previewed the latest version of his budget, which he will formally unveil today,… More Ryan Proposes An Even Bigger Tax Cut For The Richest Americans
“One lie has the power to tarnish a thousand truths.” ~ Al David Capitol Hill Blue Campaign professionals vetting Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan as a potential Republican vice presidential candidate warned Mitt Romney‘s strategists that the Congressman had a “history of exaggeration and prevarication” that could become a campaign issue and distraction but the GOP presidential nominee’s team ignored the warnings.… More Romney ignored warnings about Ryan’s history of lies, exaggerations
I think David Axelrod was spot when he said that the Republican Establishment is not really upset with what Todd Akin said. They are upset with Todd Akin for letting the proverbial “cat out of the bag”. The GOP did not want to “broadcast” their true views during election season for fear of backlash from women and… More Todd Akin: The man who said too much
Good morning…happy Tuesday everyone… Think Progress Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign sought to distance the former Massachusetts governor from Paul Ryan’s controversial Medicare privatization plan on Saturday, but by Monday, Romney fully embraced his running mate’s proposal. During a press availability in Miami, Romney turned down three opportunities to explain how his vision would differ from Ryan’s, telling… More ROMNEY OFFICIALLY EMBRACES RYAN’S PLAN FOR MEDICARE