Paul Ryan Envisions New, State-Based Castigation Opportunities

Rep. Paul Ryan has released yet another “plan” to fix poverty and the Safety Net.  He’s release a new discussion draft, “Expanding Opportunity in America.” This latest draft proposes a new “pilot project” which he asserts will strengthen the safety net.  He also proposes a number of reforms to the EITC, education, criminal justice, and ‘regressive’ …

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Yes Indeedee, It’s Confirmed: GOP ‘IS’ Out of Touch

GOP Report Shows Party is Out of Touch With Americans on Threats to Democracy: Money in Politics and Voter Suppression The Republican National Committee released a report on Monday reviewing its losses in the 2012 election cycle and laying out a roadmap for the future of the party.  People For the American Way Vice President …

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Even Republicans Are Dissing Appointed-Senator Heller

NEW YORK TIMES: DEAN HELLER’S PLAN TO END MEDICARE PANNED BY HIS OWN REPUBLICAN COLLEAGUES Republican Candidates From Coast To Coast Agree That Heller/Ryan Budget Would Devastate Seniors New TV Ad From MT GOP Senate Candidate Rehberg: “Rehberg Refused To Support A Republican Budget Plan That Could Harm The Medicare Programs So Many Of Montana’s …

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Under the Reading Lamp — 4/3/2012

BANKING When Bankers Rule the World David Korten, Op-Ed: “The tell-all defection of Greg Smith, a former Goldman Sachs executive, provided an insider’s view of the moral corruption of the Wall Street banks that control of much of America’s economy and politics. Smith confirms what insightful observers have known for years: the business purpose of Wall …

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Ryan-Romney Budget Gives Away the Store

Congressman Paul Ryan has finally endorsed Mitt Romney as his preferred candidate for president.   Yeah, like we didn’t expect that coming.  Thus, it should be no surprise that both Romney and Ryan support the same key budget tenets — massive cuts to programs critical to its economic security of middle class Americans, and ending Medicare …

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Ryan’s Path to Poverty — The Numbers

Okay … I went back and pulled out my last summary of version 1.0 of the Ryan “Path to Prosperity” budget and added in the figures he’s proposing in his “version 2.0” of the Path to Prosperity.  It’s startling.  Before you start down through the figures, there are probably a few terms you should understand: …

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President Obama Needs All of Us Right Now!

Republicans can carp about Democrats rushing things through Congress, but Republicans are just as guilty if more more guilty of that tactic.  This week, Republicans in Congress are set to vote (HCONRES112) to eliminate Medicare as you know it, and use the savings to pay for more special tax breaks for big corporations, political donors …

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