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  • GOTTA SEE: Paul Ryan defends budget plan

    04/04/2012 12:42:46 PM PDT · by Ooh-Ah · 3 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 4, 2012 | Paul Ryan
    Bret Baier has Paul Ryan respond to Obama criticisms of Ryan's budget. Paul Ryan defends budget plan
  • Geithner: Can't let deficit fears stop investments

    04/04/2012 8:10:34 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 25 replies
    Reuters ^ | April 4, 2012 | By Karen Pierog
    Americans can't let fear of deficits stop necessary government spending, U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner said on Wednesday as he laid out the administration's economic agenda ahead of November's presidential election campaign. He said the U.S. economy still was in the process of deleveraging, or paying down excessive debts from the 2007-2009 financial crisis, but it was growing moderately and needs a boost that only government can provide. "We have to be willing to do things, not just cut things," he said. Geithner said big U.S. budget deficits were not sustainable indefinitely but suggested they shouldn't be made the primary...
  • FReep this poll! Is Obama right re: Ryan budget, social darwinism?

    04/04/2012 7:19:42 AM PDT · by Choose Ye This Day · 38 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 4, 2012 | Washington Post
    Do you support President Obama's declaration that Paul Ryan's budget is a "radical vision" of "social Darwinism"? Yes - 45% No - 55% Total Votes: 7,281 Percentages may not add up to 100% due to rounding
  • Mitt’s ‘marvelous’ misjudgment

    04/04/2012 6:55:06 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 12 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | April 4, 2012 | Matt Miller
    Mitt Romney, you got some ‘splainin’ to do! That was the gist of President’s Obama’s broadside against Paul Ryan’s budget in a scorching address Tuesday in which the president dubbed the GOP plan the kind of “radical” “social Darwinism” that’s an affront to American values. He also noted conveniently for the assembled press that Mitt Romney has called Ryan’s plan “marvelous.” [SNIP] Can Romney extricate himself from being tied to Ryan as Dole was to Gingrich? This kind of Houdini-style escape may be beyond even the skills of as brazen a flip-flopper as Romney, though it will be fun to...
  • Maryland bills still to be settled: Budget, wind, casinos

    04/03/2012 9:35:28 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 2 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 2, 2012 | David Hill
    ANNAPOLIS — With just a week left in the 2012 General Assembly session, lawmakers have hundreds of bills left to consider. But only a handful of proposals will get most of their attention. The House and Senate still must approve a joint version of the state budget, which they are required to do before adjourning Monday. Legislators also will consider bills that would implement offshore-wind energy and set up a referendum on whether to allow table games and a new casino in Prince George’s County. A conference committee of House and Senate representatives got to work Monday on hashing out...
  • Paul Ryan to Obama: History will remember you as the guy who ducked the biggest challenge of our age

    04/03/2012 5:12:09 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/03/2012 | AllahPundit
    If he's desperate enough to be babbling about “social Darwinism” in early April, what’s he going to say come October if he's two or three points down to Romney? Do we actually have to start a Godwin watch for this campaign?Remember, this is the guy who spent his last presidential run tut-tutting Republicans about the "politics of fear" while promising a hopeful new age of high unemployment and crushing deficits. Following another disappointing partisan speech by President Barack Obama, in which he tried to substitute tired political attacks for the principled leadership he refuses to offer, House Budget Committee Chairman...
  • Obama uses Gingrich to attack Ryan and Romney

    04/03/2012 10:40:50 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 19 replies
    News OK ^ | April 3, 2012 | Joel Gehrke
    President Obama found Republican candidates to be useful props during his speech at the Associated Press luncheon today, while the audience proved a reassuring and laugh-happy crowd. "That renowned liberal Newt Gingrich, called the first version of that [Paul Ryan] budget 'radical,'" Obama sarcastically told the assembled reporters. "This is coming from Newti Gingrich!" Obama was referring to Gingrich's description of the Ryan budget as "right-wing social engineering." Obama moved from the Gingrich dig to mocking Romney for using the word "marvelous". "One of my potential opponents, Mitt Romney," Obama observed, "said that he's very supportive of this new budget....
  • House approves offshore wind bill 88-47, administration accused of coercion

    04/01/2012 1:07:14 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 14 replies
    The Maryland Reporter ^ | March 31, 2012 | Daniel Menefee
    The House passed the administration’s offshore wind power bill Friday amid accusations Gov. Martin O’Malley secured votes on the House Economic Matters Committee with disparity grants to committee members’ districts. “Those of you who have been here longer than two weeks know there’s a lot of complicated pressures that go into making a bill pass or fail,” said House Minority Leader Anthony O’Donnell. “Sometimes it takes a little nudge, sometimes it takes a carrot, and sometimes it takes a stick.” The disparity grant program in Maryland provides subsidies to jurisdictions with income tax receipts that fall below 75% of the...
  • Instead of 'stand your ground' how about 'Do Your Job'

    03/31/2012 5:55:43 AM PDT · by agee · 9 replies
    Founding Ideals ^ | 3/31/2012 | Aaron Gee
    It takes a special kind of hypocrisy to be a Democratic Senator these days. Out of one side of their mouth they claim that Paul Ryan’s budget is akin to throwing grandma off a cliff. The Democratic alternative to the Ryan budget – nothing. Ryan was succinct in his answer to this type of overwrought hyperbole from Democrats. Not doing anything effectively raids the Social Security fund, rations care, and bankrupts the program. The Democratically controlled Senate has gone more than 1,000 days without passing a budget and the American people are frustrated. The Democratically led government is spending over...
  • From the Harper Conservatives, a Budget That Dials Back the Role of Government

    03/30/2012 7:39:10 AM PDT · by docbnj · 1 replies
    Globe and Mail [view from the left] ^ | 29 Mar 2012 | Bill Curry & Jeremy Torobin
    With his first majority budget, Stephen Harper has laid bare his vision for the future Canada: Government will be smaller and less intrusive, individuals will take more responsibility for their own retirement and business will return to driving the economy. The 2012 budget is a showcase for Mr. Harper’s hands-off political approach, one that combines sweeping spending cuts to the public service with a handful of targeted policy changes geared to drive future investment. Ottawa plans to chop 19,200 public-service jobs, cut federal program spending by $5.2-billion a year and, in perhaps its most controversial move, extend the retirement age...
  • A Path to Security ['Ryan proposal is the only one pointed in right direction']

    03/30/2012 5:22:59 AM PDT · by rhema · 2 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 4/2/12 | Gary Schmitt and Thomas Donnelly
    Rep. Paul Ryan calls his budget plan the “Path to Prosperity,” but it could be termed as well a “Path to Security.” In reclaiming more than $200 billion of the nearly $500 billion in military cuts made in last year’s Budget Control Act (BCA), the House Budget Committee chairman takes national security more seriously than does our commander in chief. To be sure, these are only first steps toward undoing the damage of the Obama years. In 2009, President Obama’s first year in office—and while ramming an $800 billion “stimulus” bill through Congress—the White House directed $330 billion in defense...
  • From the Harper Conservatives, a budget that dials back the role of government

    03/30/2012 4:36:13 AM PDT · by Former Proud Canadian · 11 replies
    The Globe and Mail ^ | March 39, 2012 | bill curry AND jeremy torobin
    With his first majority budget, Stephen Harper has laid bare his vision for the future Canada: Government will be smaller and less intrusive, individuals will take more responsibility for their own retirement and business will return to driving the economy. The 2012 budget is a showcase for Mr. Harper’s hands-off political approach, one that combines sweeping spending cuts to the public service with a handful of targeted policy changes geared to drive future investment.
  • Does it matter that the Paul Ryan budget doesn’t balance?

    03/29/2012 2:50:34 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/29/2012 | Tina Korbe
    As the House passes Paul Ryan’s latest budget, a minor controversy brews outside Congress about whether it matters that, according to the CBO, it doesn't balance.The controversy is occurring on the conservative side of the aisle --- but it's easy for liberals to exploit. Some lefties are already suggesting Ryan's budget is proof positive that we can't balance the budget without raising taxes, for example, and/or reviving the argument that, if deficit reduction really matters and Republicans refuse to raise taxes, then all spending cuts --- including cuts to defense, which the Ryan budget reverses --- should be on the...
  • Yesterday, Every Senate Democrat voted AGAINST Obama's Budget!!!

    03/29/2012 1:36:25 PM PDT · by Arcy · 18 replies
    3-29-12 | Arcy
    How embarrassing it must have been for Barak Obama to learn yesterday that his budget was voted down by every Democrat in the Senate. It was unanimous! Yes, everyone expect the Republicans to vote against it, but Democrats? They saw it as an utter failure also! Today, the Congressional House passed a budget, which will go on to the Senate to be voted on. If the Democrats don't vote for it, then it will be a public testimony of their desire to do absolutely nothing about the situation that our country is in. Let's hope the same miracle that occurred...
  • Paul Ryan's 'Groundhog Day'

    03/29/2012 7:34:35 AM PDT · by rhema · 2 replies
    St. Paul Pioneer Press ^ | 3/28/12 | John E. Sununu
    Like Bill Murray's character in "Groundhog Day," Rep. Paul Ryan appears condemned to repeat the same experiences over and over again. When Ryan, a Wisconsin Republican, unveiled his House budget proposal this month, you could almost hear strains of "I Got You Babe" - the song that awakens Murray day after day after day. And like the good people of Punxsutawney, Pa., the masses on Capitol Hill seem oblivious to his plight as he patiently treads the same ground one more time. Budget resolutions are required by law, though the Senate hasn't passed one in years. Big and unwieldy, they...
  • Consistency: Obama budget fails to get a single Democratic vote … again

    03/29/2012 6:48:21 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind
    Hotair ^ | 03/29/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    In early 2011, Barack Obama received a report from the Simpson-Bowles deficit commission he himself launched that outlined a series of significant cuts and new taxes that would have at least lowered the rate at which the country added to its debt. Obama ignored the report completely and instead proposed a budget with nearly $1.5 trillion in deficit spending, with no serious attempts to cut spending. It was so embarrassing that Republicans had to force the Democrat-controlled Senate in May 2011 to bring it up for a vote, where it failed unanimously, 0-97.The more things change … Before taking up...
  • Ryan's Budget Is Better Than You Know

    03/28/2012 3:33:06 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 7 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | March 28, 2012 | Peter Ferrara
    Both the Left and the Right are grousing about House BudgetCommittee Chairman Paul Ryan's 2013 budget. Both are factually wrong. For conservatives, there are two amazing fundamentals in Ryan's budget. First is how quickly it gets spending, deficits, and debt under manageable control. Emphasis on the word manageable, not completely solved. Ryan's budget actually cuts the total level of federal spending in nominal dollars for each of the first two years......... [SNIP] Federal spending as a percent of GDP is reduced to 16 percent by 2050 under Ryan's budget, one fifth lower than the long-term, historical, postwar average. That is...
  • President’s Tax Plan Targets Rich

    03/25/2012 11:48:46 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 12 replies · 2+ views
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 24 March 2012 | John Semmens
    Labeling Wisconsin Republican Representative Paul Ryan’s budget proposal “a disaster for the middle class,” President Obama offered a plan that “will make the rich pay their fair share.” “It’s time for those who have a job, a car, a roof over their heads, and food on the table to step up and bear a bigger share of the costs of providing for those who don’t,” the President told a crowd of supporters at a campaign speech in Washington. “Those who have more than they need to live have an obligation to care for their fellow human beings. My plan helps...
  • It's all party politics in Washington, D.C.

    03/25/2012 7:03:25 AM PDT · by SmithL · 5 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 3/25/12 | Debra J. Saunders
    House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan introduced a hard-core GOP budget last week. His committee passed the package in a 19-18 vote. Two Republicans voted against it. No Democrats voted for it. Partisanship lives. Last year, a Ryan budget passed the House in a 235-193 vote. No Democrats voted for the GOP plan. Only Republicans voted yes. Four GOP members voted no. Two Republicans and three Democrats didn't vote. When Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid brought the House package to the floor, five Senate Republicans voted no, and the measure failed 57-40. The Ryan budget, however, fared better last year...
  • Paul Ryan Releases Budget Proposal….Democrats Become Hysterical

    03/23/2012 4:25:24 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 6 replies · 1+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 03-23-12 | Curt
    So Paul Ryan releases his budget proposal and the Democrats get hysterical: 1. Our food won’t be the same: “The cuts to domestic spending, if applied across the board, would lead to fewer food inspectors, fewer air-traffic controllers, and so forth. That would mean more delays and cases of food poisoning, and so forth.” (Brad Plumer) 2. It’s savagery: “Over the medium term, of course, it’s a plan to savage the poor while giving big tax breaks to the rich.” (Paul Krugman) 3. Scrooge-esque: “Deficit reduction does not require the Scrooge-like, Gilded-Age policies that the Ryan plan embodies.” (Center for Responsible Budget...