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  • Does Mitt Romney Want to Let People Die?

    10/20/2012 3:55:16 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 20, 2012 | John C. Goodman
    Have you noticed that The New York Times editorial page is becoming increasingly strident, increasingly emotional and increasingly irrational? Here is Paul Krugman in last Monday's column: Mr. Romney and Mr. Ryan…want to expose many Americans to financial insecurity, and let some of them die, so that a handful of already wealthy people can have a higher after-tax income. No, that's not a misprint. The Republicans actually want to let some people die so that they can reward their rich friends. It's not an isolated comment either. Under the heading "Death by Ideology," Krugman actually lists all of the ways...
  • Republicans Hope, but Don’t Change

    08/18/2012 1:24:00 PM PDT · by xzins · 12 replies
    RightWingNews ^ | 18 Aug 12 | Peter Schiff
    For much of the past few generations, the debate over balancing the federal budget has been a central feature of every presidential campaign. But over time, the goalposts have moved. As the amount of red ink has grown steadily larger, the suggested time frames to restore balance have gotten increasingly longer, while the suggested cuts in government spending have gotten increasingly shallower. In recent years, talk of balancing the budget gave way to vague promises such as “cutting the deficit in half in five years.” In the current campaign, however, it appears as if the goalposts have been moved so...
  • The Counterpunch [ObamaCare's Senior Swindle]

    08/13/2012 12:57:19 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife
    The Weekly Standard ^ | August 13, 2012 | Jeffrey H. Anderson
    In the single most important test of his leadership prior to November 6, Mitt Romney chose the ideal running mate in Paul Ryan, who will now help Romney in a myriad of ways. Some on the left, however, appear giddy at the thought of running against Ryan’s proposed Medicare reforms, which would keep Medicare — and the nation — solvent by giving future (not current) seniors more freedom, more choice, and more opportunity to pursue value. Such liberals seem unaware that, in demagoguing Ryan’s exceptionally well-conceived plan, Obama will open himself up to two powerful counterpunches — both involving Obamacare....
  • Paul Ryan's Slick Healthcare Plan

    08/12/2012 10:42:36 PM PDT · by Praxeologue · 132 replies
    Anybody who believes Paul Ryan wants the government out of healthcare is falling for a typical Paul Ryan scam. He slices, he dices, he throws up some smoke and then he brings out the mirrors---and then he brings in the government. Ryan's plan calls for keeping medicare intact for anyone who is 55 or older, then he gets slippery with his plan. For Americans currently under 55, his plan will give them a health insurance voucher as high as $8,000 per year. Government will get to decide what insurance companies are eligible to accept the vouchers. Ryan says all the...
  • Grasping the Medicare Distortion

    08/12/2012 11:18:24 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 20 replies
    National Review Online ^ | August 12, 2012 | Yuval Levin
    Medicare as we know it is thus not an option. The choice is between, on the one hand, a reform that leaves current seniors untouched for life and offers future seniors a guaranteed comprehensive benefit and more choices about how to get it or, on the other hand, cuts that affect both current and future beneficiaries and yet are still likely to fail to avert the program’s fiscal collapse. Mitt Romney offers the first — a plan for saving Medicare without increasing the risk to seniors. Barack Obama offers the second — a plan for raiding Medicare and watching it...
  • Social Darwinism? 'Radical’ Ryan Budget Spends 46% More than Clinton Did

    04/06/2012 5:13:16 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 9 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 4/6/2012 | John Merline
    Even in a city known for hyperbole, the attacks by Democrats on Rep. Paul Ryan’s budget plan stand out. It’s “bad news in every single direction,” said New York Rep. Carolyn Maloney, and “extreme and divisive,” according to Rep. Diana DeGette of Colorado. President Obama went furthest, saying in a speech this week that Ryan’s “draconian cuts” would “impose a radical vision on our country.” So does Ryan’s budget proposal live up to this radical billing? Not at all. That is, not unless you’d call Obama’s Democratic predecessor, Bill Clinton, an even more extreme radical.
  • Liberal Opposition to Ryan Plan Is Delusional Demagoguery

    03/23/2012 4:40:18 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 23, 2012 | David Limbaugh
    It's one thing for good-faith conservative Republicans to challenge the Ryan plan from the right if they believe its cuts are too small and too slow, but these liberal attacks are something else again. How catastrophic would the nation's fiscal condition have to be before liberals recognized its urgency? Is there any scenario under which they'd consider setting aside their partisan populism to come to the nation's rescue? Are they capable of even temporarily setting aside their redistributionist myopia long enough meaningfully to address the main drivers of the national debt? As we know, President Obama hasn't addressed and won't...
  • Does Ryan Now Agree with Gingrich? [And now, here's the rest of the story]

    02/18/2012 1:10:22 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 62 replies
    American Thinker ^ | February 18, 2012 | Kevin Tharp
    There is a perception lingering about NewtGingrich that he was a critic of PaulRyan's budget plan and therefore a critic of conservative fiscal policy in the House of Representatives. Is that conclusion true? Or is it an oversimplification? Like many misconceptions floating around during a heated political season, it is not true. Let's examine the facts. On April 5, 2011, Representative PaulRyan, the HouseBudgetCommittee chairman, introduced the Republican budget for 2012. Included in that budget was a premium support model for Medicare. This budget was based on a similar plan previously laid out by Ryan called TheRoadmapforAmerica'sFuture. That document had...
  • Gingrich Urges Republicans to Call Obama’s Bluff on Social Security Scare

    07/13/2011 5:11:30 AM PDT · by markomalley · 51 replies
    CNS News ^ | 7/13/11 | Susan Jones
    President Obama on Tuesday told CBS News that senior citizens might not get their Social Security checks next month if Republicans won't agree on a deal to raise the nation's debt limit. "This is not just a matter of Social Security checks -- these are veterans' checks, these are folks on disability and their checks. There are about 70 million checks that go out...I cannot guarantee that those checks go out on August third if we haven't resolved this issue," Obama said. Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, a Republican presidential hopeful, advised Republicans to turn tables on Obama. Gingrich said...
  • Can the Ryan plan rescue Republicans?

    07/13/2011 3:45:25 PM PDT · by Qbert · 13 replies
    Reuters ^ | 7/13/2011 | James Pethokoukis
    So what are Republicans, particularly those in the House, going to do? Debt ceiling deadlines are fast approaching. And many in the GOP leadership, particularly in the Senate, think the party’s anti-tax resolve will dissolve if markets start to tumble... [Snip] It now looks like somewhat of a strategic error for Republicans to have pushed for so much in exchange for a hike in the debt limit. The Obama White House seems perfectly willing to take negotiations right up to — and past – the Aug. 2 deadline because it thinks it can win the political fight. [Snip] But perhaps...
  • Talk Radio Cannot Do This Alone (Rush:'...sell the Ryan plan')

    05/25/2011 8:29:25 PM PDT · by sickoflibs · 72 replies
    RUSH: Let me tell you something, folks, on this New York 26 business and Paul Ryan's Medicare reform and the Republican budget -- and this cadre of spineless mainstream Republicans that we seem to have in Washington. Let me tell you what needs to happen: Before the end of this day, if any of them are serious about it. one or more of these Republican presidential candidates needs to call a press conference and stand up for the Ryan plan. We can't do it alone on talk radio. We can't do it. You are going to have to speak up....
  • Tom Coburn to Gingrich: If you can’t offer a Medicare plan better than Ryan’s, keep your mouth shut

    05/19/2011 7:19:39 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies · 1+ views
    Hotair ^ | 05/19/2011 | Allahpundit
    I want to call this a palate cleanser, but it’s so acidic — especially his memory of the sign in Newt’s office on the Hill — that it’s more likely to burn your tongue. Can’t use it as evidence of the upswell in conservative anger towards Newt after his MTP appearance either, I’m afraid: Coburn is a Gingrich critic of loooongstanding, which makes this less of a standard “what happened to Newt?” lament than a bitter “I told you so.” To follow up on an earlier analogy, it’s as if Coburn jumped into the ring, pushed Drago aside, and started...
  • Schumer Loves Gingrich

    05/19/2011 9:04:55 AM PDT · by MissesBush · 16 replies
    GOP Presidential candidate Newt Gingrich responded to our Tuesday editorial headline—"Gingrich to House GOP: Drop Dead"—by calling it "just plain baloney" on Bill Bennett's radio show the same day. But look who's already using the former House Speaker's words to trash House Republicans. None other than Chuck Schumer, the chief Democratic proponent of using Medicare as a political club. The New York Senator told reporters on a conference call Wednesday that "Newt and I are considered political opposites, but I couldn't agree more with what he said Sunday about the plan to end Medicare." Mr. Gingrich "acknowledged that this is...
  • Medicare As We've Known It Isn't an Option (Yet Trump Panders By Attacking Ryan's Reform)

    04/27/2011 11:59:51 AM PDT · by MissesBush · 18 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 04/27/11 | BETSY MCCAUGHEY
    The Democratic Party is urging Americans to choose Medicare as we've always known it rather than a new plan by Rep. Paul Ryan (R., Wis.) that would enroll seniors in private health insurance beginning in 2022. This choice is a hoax: Medicare as we've always known it is already gone. It was eviscerated by President Obama's health law. Yet if the president and the Democratic Party successfully bamboozle voters, they may win back independents and registered Democrats who voted for Republicans in 2010. The 2012 election could turn on this falsehood. The truth is that the Obama health law reduces...