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Ryan Budget: We Have Seen This (Bad) Movie Before

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"Apparently, Chairman Ryan learned nothing from the 2012 election. Yet again, he has proposed an extreme budget that would gut vital services while providing tax giveaways for the wealthy and corporations. -->

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Tamara Hayes (185)
Wednesday March 13, 2013, 10:29 am
This is a very tired old Brothers Grimm tale and it will not fly. Thanks Kit.

Kit B (276)
Wednesday March 13, 2013, 10:42 am
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CONTACT: Service Employees International Union (SEIU)
Ali Jost, 202-730-7159
Mark McCullough, 202-730-7283
Kawana Lloyd, 202-730-7087

WASHINGTON - March 12 - After House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) released his FY 2014 budget resolution, Mary Kay Henry, President of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), issued the following statement:

"Apparently, Chairman Ryan learned nothing from the 2012 election. Yet again, he has proposed an extreme budget that would gut vital services while providing tax giveaways for the wealthy and corporations. This is exactly the philosophy that voters rejected last November.

"We've seen this movie before. The recycled proposals in the Ryan budget would dismantle Medicare, block grant Medicaid, make our seniors pay more for their care and cost our economy jobs.

"Inexplicably, the Chairman's budget also calls for repeal of the Affordable Care Act, which has been upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court and is now the law of the land. Along with his claim that this budget would eliminate the deficit in a decade, Chairman Ryan's proposal is not based in reality.

"Even Speaker Boehner has admitted that we can't cut our way to prosperity, but Chairman Ryan seems to disagree. We need to invest in jobs, not enact harmful, irrational cuts. At a time when our economy is still recovering, this budget focuses on all the wrong priorities and should be put back on the shelf and left there."
With 2 million members in Canada, the United States and Puerto Rico, SEIU is the fastest-growing union in the Americas. Focused on uniting workers in healthcare, public services and property services, SEIU members are winning better wages, healthcare and more secure jobs for our communities, while uniting their strength with their counterparts around the world to help ensure that workersónot just corporations and CEOsóbenefit from today's global economy.

By: SEIU | Common Dreams

Maggie Schafer (1)
Wednesday March 13, 2013, 11:40 am
It did not work during the election and will not work now! This radical idiot has learned nothing! Neither have the rest of the Congressional Republicans. When will the Republican voters learn though? Can they really not see how horrible this party has become? I guess they don't realize that it is not only Dem voters that will be affected by very very bad decisions!

Joanne Dixon (38)
Wednesday March 13, 2013, 12:05 pm
Did anyone see the video where he said "We're not going to give up on destroying the health care system for the American people"?
and also at
See and hear it yourself.

Kit B (276)
Wednesday March 13, 2013, 12:08 pm

People, (the public at large) must learn to understand that Wall Street numbers are NOT indicative of the level of recovery of this economy. Ryan's miserly budget, is smoke and mirrors for a possible budgetary out come in 10 or 20, with cuts now for possible future outcomes. This approach has never worked, we have years of history to reflect on how poorly these future world prosperity proposals have failed not only the US but each country that has tried them, We need jobs, education and infrastructure now. Not in some "maybe future land". Austerity will starve the poor, knock out the middle class, but of course, fill the coffers of the rich and the corporations.

Yvonne White (229)
Wednesday March 13, 2013, 2:10 pm
I always love a plug for MY Union!:) But this is a reminder that RepubliCONs & Corporate Democrats HATE Unions & all the people who NEED their services! We were demonized in 2008, we're still being Ignored &/or assaulted in every state..Gov. Pat Quinn (D-IL) prevented a Reasonable contract in July 2012, we Finally got a new contract in Dec. 2012, but with no raise until July 2013, & not much of one then - PLUS Quinn & the CONgre$$ keep preaching "Community Care" (which basically means NO funding, Privatizing, & NO oversight) and cutting In Home care AND CLOSING NEEDED Institutions like Murray Center (the ONLY TRUSTED Mental Healthcare Facility in Southern Illinois & my last line of defense for my autistic son when I'm dead & gone.:( )..I'm SO Angry about this - all hell may break loose if things Don't straighten up SOON!!!!!

Gene Jacobson (290)
Wednesday March 13, 2013, 2:17 pm
"Apparently, Chairman Ryan learned nothing from the 2012 election. Yet again, he has proposed an extreme budget that would gut vital services while providing tax giveaways for the wealthy and corporations. This is exactly the philosophy that voters rejected last November."

Not only did he learn nothing, he's gotten worse. Which THIS time, I fervently hope, is enough to get even the people in his district annoyed enough to remove this gasbag from the public payroll permanently. Put him somewhere can do no harm, like a call center in India, or veep on the next republican ticket. Paul, the definition of insanity, which apparently you've never heard, is to keep doing the same thing and expect different results. That budget will NEVER pass the Senate, he knows it, so it is a waste of taxpayer time and money, again.

Kit B (276)
Wednesday March 13, 2013, 2:18 pm

We should all be VERY angry Yvonne. Even those sitting fat and cushy today, may find themselves in a less than positive outcome later.

Kit B (276)
Wednesday March 13, 2013, 2:22 pm

Yes, Gene but Mr Ryan believes he riding on his moral horse. His district like Beihner's is a lock, thanks in no small part to gerrymandering.

lee e (114)
Wednesday March 13, 2013, 2:31 pm
This is ludicrous and would be funny if it weren't a nightmare.
The utter audacity of his "budget" proposals - with the ACA again being his stated plan to bring to a demise - is obscenely arrogant!
I can only hope that the Republicons reap their just desserts and are wiped out of the house and senate next year! As the sequester slowly affects us all, we will be justified to lay those results squarely on that party, and as for the austerity moves - I would like them to cite when the last time austerity has improved a country ckimbing out of a recesssionary crisis!
I would think it would be obvious even to faux news listeners that these ideas are anti-middle class and against their own constituency!

Angelika R (143)
Wednesday March 13, 2013, 2:50 pm
any person openly admitting to repeal Obamacare-on top of his already outrageous and insane budget shouldn't even be allowed to speak on the floor.

Robert B (60)
Wednesday March 13, 2013, 7:03 pm
This man is either insane, corrupt, incompetent or just PLAIN STUPID! I don't think he's insane, so it must be maybe the other three.

Giana Peranio-paz (398)
Thursday March 14, 2013, 4:15 am
Those Republicans learn nothing and are apparently stupid.

Mike M (40)
Thursday March 14, 2013, 5:24 am
He is running for clown of the year

Craig Pittman (52)
Thursday March 14, 2013, 5:31 am
Please tell me this story and this individual are just a parody.

Marcel Elschot (347)
Thursday March 14, 2013, 5:35 am
He is a clown

Jaime A (52)
Thursday March 14, 2013, 8:02 am
Noted, thanks.
Another idiot politician.!!

Arielle S (313)
Thursday March 14, 2013, 1:52 pm
If this man ever had a good idea, it would die of loneliness.

Kit B (276)
Thursday March 14, 2013, 1:59 pm

Paul Ryan says '"My deep religious beliefs guide my budget thinking". So Jesus said to steal from the poor and give that to the wealthy? First time I heard it that way.

Shirley B (5)
Thursday March 14, 2013, 2:26 pm
That idiot is the biggest waste of taxpayer money as are the rest of the thieves in the teacup. I doubt he ever read one of Jesus' parables in his life, Kit.

Lois Jordan (63)
Thursday March 14, 2013, 2:51 pm
Does he think we have no memory? Or maybe that we're just self-loathing? Maybe he thinks adding a couple different chords to the tune will make it seem fresh and new. Our complicit media is more than happy to jump on the bandwagon, though. What have we heard about the Progressive "Back to Work Budget" that is an alternative to Ryan's? It would generate nearly 7 million jobs in the first year alone.
It protect Social Security, Medicare & Medicaid.
It would add higher tax brackets for millionaires & billionaires.
It has a Financial Transaction Tax.
It advocates adopting a public option for healthcare.
It reduces the over-bloated Pentagon budget.
It revokes subsidies for oil, gas & coal.
There is much more contained in the Progressive package....but will the general public be made aware of this offer?

marie C (163)
Thursday March 14, 2013, 4:36 pm

Past Member (0)
Thursday March 14, 2013, 5:11 pm
Thank you.

Bryan S (105)
Thursday March 14, 2013, 7:07 pm
Ryan certainly has an unwaivering conviction to the source of his campaign contribitutions and i'm sure other perks, and no doubt a cushy job in the private sector after he's done with his "service". Cynically though, i think this type of budget proposal is just a way to move things to the right, you know, so when compromise is made that weakens social programs and protects tax breaks for the wealthy the Dems can say "It's not as bad as the other guy's plan".

Lois, i very much agree that we need a progressive budget. I don't see Obama pushing for one. He's offered to put cuts in SS and medicare on the table, and he dropped the public option like a hot potato. I'm pretty sure he hasn't said the words "single payer" since being elected in '08.

lee e (114)
Thursday March 14, 2013, 10:24 pm
Gotta say - Brian got it spot on! Wish I could have put it as well - unfortunately - we have a "big business" interference!

Past Member (0)
Tuesday March 26, 2013, 3:17 am
Who else thinks that Lyin' Ryan will surely step out of that closet after SCOTUS rules on the two cases they're hearing this week?

Past Member (0)
Tuesday March 26, 2013, 3:30 am
It's like Deja Vu all over again, huh Yogi?
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