Paul Ryan Says Obama’s Hits on Trump “Degrades the Presidency,” but Defends Haley

There is no love lost between Paul Ryan and me, but not everything about this interview was bad. In fact, while disagreeing with Trump, he explained one aspect of his rise quite well. “I think people are really nervous. I think people are really anxious. And that’s because they believe that the country as they know it, this American idea — the condition of your birth doesn’t determine the outcome of your life  … so many people are worried that’s leaving us. “People are going to say, I Read more […]

Christmas comes Early for Planned Parenthood and Santa Clause is the GOP

The $1.1 trillion spending bill has been approved by Congress. To get an idea of how evil this is, here’s a headline from The Hill: “Planned Parenthood unscathed in spending bill.” Planned Parenthood is praising Democrats in Congress after the spending bill released early Wednesday morning spared the organization from cuts.  As expected, the spending bill does not defund Planned Parenthood, a clear deal-breaker for Democrats, but the absence of spending cuts is still noteworthy given the intensity Read more […]

Big-Spending Republicans Join Democrats for $1.1 Trillion Spending Bill

Remember the “do-nothing Congress”? Don’t you miss it? The Hill ran the headline, “Negotiators see $1.1T deal in sight.” Bipartisan negotiators hammering out the details of a sweeping $1.1 trillion spending bill see the light at the end of the tunnel. Compromise has come slowly as the sides have haggled over partisan policy amendments as well as a separate package — running on a parallel track — to extend a long list of tax breaks to businesses and individuals alike. But House aides familiar Read more […]

Boehner Out Ryan In, Where is Liberty?

Many of you know by now that Rep. John Boehner passed the speaker’s gavel to Rep. Paul Ryan this past Thursday and resigned his post in Congress. In a Fox News exit interview Mr. Boehner was asked if he had to choose between passing comprehensive immigration reform, repealing Obamacare, or achieving the “Grand Bargain” (Obama’s promise to compromise on entitlement reform), Boehner answered without hesitation. “The ‘Grand Bargain’ by far,” he said. “It would have really Read more […]

Paul Ryan–Not the Conservative We Were Hoping For

Paul Ryan is the current Speaker of the House hopeful.  People everywhere are talking about him.  He is currying favor with various factions of the Republican Party, and it seems likely that he will be the new Speaker. Ryan has been popular with the Republican party, though there have always been some who felt he was too far left.   Now, he has shown his true colors on the homosexuality issue. The Washington Post reported: Last week, before Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) confirmed that he’d conditionally Read more […]

The New American on Why We Should Oppose Obamatrade

They give seven reasons to oppose Obamatrade and any one of them is more than enough. From the New American: “7 Reasons Why Trade Promotion Authority/Fast Track Must Be Defeated.” In our companion article “10 Reasons Why You Should Oppose the TPP and TTIP,” we detail some of the most extreme dangers presented by President Obama’s two mammoth pseudo-free trade agreements, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). On May 22, the Read more […]

Paul Ryan and Barack Obama Working Together on an Unread Trade Bill

Since everyone knows that Paul Ryan and the President are allied, CNN reports it as if it is an irony. No, it is business as usual. This CNN story says it all, “Paul Ryan’s new partner: Obama.” If things had gone differently in the 2012 presidential election, Paul Ryan would be vice president right now. Instead, he’s allied with the President he tried to defeat. As chairman of the powerful House Ways and Means Committee, he’s muscling a controversial trade bill through the House that could Read more […]

Does the GOP have An Obamacare Contingency Plan?

Liberals are saying that Republican lack of interest in an Obamacare contingency plan is some kind of threat. Jonathan Cone’s piece at the Huffington Post yesterday sounded all concerned: “The Real Reason Republicans Don’t Have A Contingency Plan For Obamacare.” If you want to know about the Republican Party’s priorities for health care, pay close attention to what transpired — and what didn’t transpire — on Capitol Hill Tuesday. The House Ways and Means Committee held a session Read more […]

Nancy Pelosi Attacking Paul Ryan’s Budget; The Sarah Palin Strategy Is The Only Rational Response

Naturally, Nancy Pelosi is desperate to distract the voters from the wreckage that is the non-Affordable Care Act. She thinks that Paul Ryan’s budget is the answer. From The Hill: House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is arming Democrats in their fight against the Republicans’ latest budget proposal as Congress heads into the long, spring recess. Democratic leaders have decided that hammering the 2015 budget plan from Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) is a winner. With that Read more […]

Sarah Palin versus Paul Ryan: Palin Wins!

I’m pleased to report that Sarah Palin agrees with me. From the Washington Times: Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin blasted Republican Rep. Paul Ryan in a Facebook post Tuesday, calling his budget proposal “the definition of insanity.” “Holy Moly! Are you kidding?” Mrs. Palin wrote. “The latest Ryan (R, Wisconsin) Budget is not an April Fool’s joke. But it really IS a joke because it is STILL not seeing the problem; it STILL is not proposing reining in wasteful government overspending.” The Read more […]

People Hate Paul Ryan’s Budget Because Their God Is Debt

I’ve already explained how I think Paul Ryan’s budget does not contain the cuts that we need. So I am not defending it here. But the people who hate Ryan’s budget show themselves to be superstitious fools—though perhaps “madmen” would be more accurate than “fools.” In Politico Magazine, Jared Berenstein writes, On Tuesday, Ryan came out with his latest vision. To me, it’s a highly pessimistic vision, one with a bottom line that basically says America isn’t up to meeting the Read more […]

The GOP/Dem Pretense That Paul Ryan Wants to Slash Spending

How will we know when we have a serious budget cutter in government? Let me give you a couple of signs to look for. We might be dealing with a serious budget cutter when the first thing we hear is that he wants to abolish at least one Federal Department. Frankly, I wouldn’t be ready to cheer unless at least two were proposed for execution. If you can’t cut energy and education then you aren’t worth listening to. Another sign would be advocacy of a general, indefinite, spending freeze. What Read more […]