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Harvard Professor: Paul Ryan’s budget plan is a ‘reverse Robin Hood proposal’
Campus Reform ^

Posted on 08/14/2012 3:00:56 PM PDT by oliverdarcy

Paul Ryan’s budget plan is “reverse Robin Hood proposal” aimed at taking from “low income Americans” and giving to “the very wealthiest,” a Harvard professor said in a radio interview on Monday.

“It is not a deficit reduction program,” argued Harvard Professor of Government Theda Skocpol. “It is a way to cut taxes on the wealthy… and to just slap all of the needs of the poor and low income people under the states and say ‘good luck with that.’”

Harvard professor Theda Skocpol said in a radio interview that Paul Ryan’s budget proposal “is not a deficit reduction program.”

Skocpol predicted that it “will quickly be obvious to most Americans” that Ryan’s “breathtakingly extreme” budget plan “is a path to prosperity only for the top five percent.”

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1 posted on 08/14/2012 3:01:07 PM PDT by oliverdarcy
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To: oliverdarcy

Haaaaaaaavard...nuff said.


2 posted on 08/14/2012 3:02:46 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's agenda—Divide and conquer.)
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To: oliverdarcy

“Skocpol predicted that it “will quickly be obvious to most Americans” that Ryan’s “breathtakingly extreme” budget plan “is a path to prosperity only for the top five percent.””

If helping the top 5% prosper helps me prosper, so be it. This class envy has got to stop.


3 posted on 08/14/2012 3:04:37 PM PDT by DonaldC (A nation cannot stand in the absence of religious principle.)
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To: oliverdarcy
The “professor” needs to repeat 8th grade, then matriculate outside the “Wonderland” School District.
4 posted on 08/14/2012 3:06:12 PM PDT by G Larry (Progressives are Regressive because their objectives devolve to the lowest common denominator.)
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To: oliverdarcy
Jeeze will they ever get tired of the “reverse Robin Hood” catch phrase?
5 posted on 08/14/2012 3:06:19 PM PDT by Sir_Humphrey (Is it too late to save the country?)
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To: oliverdarcy

“Ms. Skocpol is an unashamed progressive”

A quote from the NY Times.

No bias here.


6 posted on 08/14/2012 3:06:52 PM PDT by WILLIALAL
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To: oliverdarcy
Google Bush "reverse robin hood" and in less than one-third of a second you get this, in which it is revealed that the phrase "reverse robin hood" or "robin hood in reverse was used Other uses of the phrase are covered in the article, courtesy of CNBC.
7 posted on 08/14/2012 3:10:24 PM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: oliverdarcy
this is all you need to know about this Obama/WarrenTARD.
8 posted on 08/14/2012 3:10:33 PM PDT by IllumiNaughtyByNature ($1.84 - The price of a gallon of gas on Jan. 20th, 2009.)
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To: TribalPrincess2U
From Wiki:
“In the early 1980s, she publicly alleged that Harvard had denied her tenure (1980) because she was a woman, a charge which was found to be justified by an internal review committee in 1981, by which point she was teaching at the University of Chicago. In 1985, Harvard offered her a tenured position (its first ever for a female sociologist), which she accepted.”

Typical. Sounds like she's a typical ‘insulated from reality’ sociologist with Marxist sympathies. She represents the radical fringe - which means she's an Obama supporter.

9 posted on 08/14/2012 3:11:04 PM PDT by pieceofthepuzzle
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To: oliverdarcy

Theda Skocpol is a political sociologist. I read her books/ papers in grad school in political and sociology courses. Her approach mainly is from Marxism point of view. Didn’t realize that she’s now with Kennedy Government.


10 posted on 08/14/2012 3:14:01 PM PDT by paudio (Two stubborn facts remain: (1) Romney is better than 0bama, and (2) Romney is the Republican Nominee)
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To: oliverdarcy

Any reference to the Ryan plan should be met with “OK what’s your plan?” Senate Dems have not put forth a plan. New Romney ad should be: Dems condemn Romney/Ryan plan,but Dems won’t put forth a plan. Obamacare response from Pelosi: “We have to pass the health care bill so we can find out what’s in it” New Romney/Ryan ad: “Dems say, you have to elect us to find out what we plan to do”.


11 posted on 08/14/2012 3:14:01 PM PDT by vajimbo
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To: oliverdarcy

Theda Skocpol (born May 4, 1947) is an American sociologist and political scientist at Harvard University.

State autonomy (institutionalism)

State autonomy theorists believe that the state is an entity that is somehow impervious to external social and economic influence, and has interests of its own.

"New institutionalist" writings on the state, such as the works of Theda Skocpol, suggest that state actors are to an important degree autonomous. In other words, state personnel have interests of their own, which they can and do pursue independently of (at times in conflict with) actors in society. Since the state controls the means of coercion, and given the dependence of many groups in civil society on the state for achieving any goals they may espouse, state personnel can to some extent impose their own preferences on civil society

12 posted on 08/14/2012 3:17:01 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: IllumiNaughtyByNature
From Open Secrets:

SKOCPOL, THEDA

CAMBRIDGE,MA 02138 HARVARD UNIVERSITY

12/27/2011 $1,000 Warren, Elizabeth

Skocpol, Theda Cambridge,MA 02138 Harvard University

6/26/2012 $500 Obama, Barack

SKOCPOL, THEDA

CAMBRIDGE,MA 02138 HARVARD UNIVERSITY

10/23/2011 $250 Democratic Congressional Campaign Cmte

13 posted on 08/14/2012 3:17:39 PM PDT by IllumiNaughtyByNature ($1.84 - The price of a gallon of gas on Jan. 20th, 2009.)
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To: oliverdarcy
Medicare for a New Century-Paul Ryan's plan would modernize a program stuck in 1965

The same concept governs the Federal Employee Health Benefits Program, which insures everyone from postal workers to Members of Congress.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2918282/posts

14 posted on 08/14/2012 3:18:19 PM PDT by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: oliverdarcy
"reverse Robin Hood"

The bolshivik conspiracy party (aka, Democrat Party) apparently beleive that they've conjured up a "super effective" new catch phrase to scam the foolish masses.

 

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15 posted on 08/14/2012 3:19:59 PM PDT by CaptainKrunch (Freedom doesn't guarantee safety and security, freedom only guarantees freedom.)
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To: oliverdarcy

Robin Hood stole from the over-taxing government and gave back to the productive citizens.

I don’t think the guy read the book.


16 posted on 08/14/2012 3:21:46 PM PDT by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem.)
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To: oliverdarcy

Have any of these morons ever had a real damn job? And for the few that have which of them were employed by poor people.


17 posted on 08/14/2012 3:25:11 PM PDT by jwalsh07 (.)
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To: oliverdarcy

What in the world is a Theda Skocpol? It sounds like a Soviet gulag.


18 posted on 08/14/2012 3:25:48 PM PDT by txrefugee
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To: oliverdarcy
"Reverse Robin Hood" is what BO is doing - The Sheriff of Nottingham has thrown Robin Hood in the clink and is fleecing the poor taxpayers at will.

Can't the educated idiots get anything right?

19 posted on 08/14/2012 3:26:40 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: kcvl
Definitely ... GUILTY!

Now, as for her political opinions, she's a Marxist. Who would expect her to think any other way?!

20 posted on 08/14/2012 3:29:04 PM PDT by mellow velo (Oxymorons: jumbo shrimp, rap music, liberal think-tank)
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