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Budget Deja Vu

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TomCat S (129)
Wednesday March 13, 2013, 6:03 am
In the run-up to the 2012 election Paul Ryan clearly said that the election would determine what type of budget policy America would have: the Ryan plan of welfare for the rich and austerity for the rest, or the Obama plan of balance between cutting spending and increasing revenue by cutting back on the special treatment that the 1% receive in the tax code. America chose. But now Republicans are acting as if they had won, and the new Ryan Budget is virtually identical to the old one.

David C (133)
Wednesday March 13, 2013, 8:11 am
scary pictures....scary monsters....super new ideas, no willingness to work together (i.e. compromise), and no willingness to limit further greedy, destructive processes.....

divergent revolution (309)
Wednesday March 13, 2013, 8:54 am
strangely, metal hats are actually a positive thing, no joking
it seems the earth's greatest problem is the magnetic core becoming exposed....which would emit waves that the hat might help
in the real world they look plain ridiculous.
Ryan, Rand ,Ron paul and all the crazies will definitely try to do more damage than a natural disaster,the sad part is they could all be working together in a bi partisan think group to solve our problems not embellish them,and make them worse.Worse than that is the hairbrained gimmicks they come up with to steal the country.
thanks Tomcat, hope your birthday was GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR888888 :)

Chris C (152)
Wednesday March 13, 2013, 9:48 am
Both Ryan and his budget are old news! Apparently he STILL hasn't gotten over his loss! Thx, Ryan, for the gimme...The Democrats will use this budget to run against in the coming elections! Can't wait to see what happens in 2014. If God is good, then both the HOUSE and the Senate will be run by the Dems and THEN we can finally get something good done in this country!

Carol H (229)
Wednesday March 13, 2013, 1:24 pm
good comments Chris and Tom. noted and agreed!!

Gene J (290)
Wednesday March 13, 2013, 2:25 pm
"America chose. But now Republicans are acting as if they had won, and the new Ryan Budget is virtually identical to the old one."

My, my. Paul didn't get the memo the people sent him last November, or he can't remember that far back, I think that more likely. He's got his budget in print so doesn't need remember it. He just put it on a shelf until Mitt was out of the way so he could get out front and center and make a complete fool of himself. Again. Every poll ever taken shows the American people soundly rejecting his ideas. Does he really think that tiny minority in the House are all the people that count? It is a good thing we know it will never get by the Senate, hell, it won't get out of conference committee. DOA. Just like his national ambitions.

Mary T (178)
Wednesday March 13, 2013, 2:25 pm
Did we not vote against this crap already, Same old news from Ryan does he not know that he and Mittens lost the election.

Yvonne White (229)
Wednesday March 13, 2013, 3:00 pm
Just proves that the GreedyOnePercenters only have One thought (okay, 3 = "Mine!Mine!Mine! ";) Bu$h Leaguers have recognized that pretending you're in charge often over-rides actually being in charge.

John B (185)
Wednesday March 13, 2013, 3:13 pm
Thanks Tom for the post,videos and link to the NY Times full article. Same old tired stuff. If Ryan and his GOP/Teabagger cohorts continue to act as if they won in Nov. they will pay dearly for their foolishness in 2014. Read, viewed and noted.

Kit B (276)
Wednesday March 13, 2013, 3:59 pm

Every old is new again. Apparently Mr Ryan (or is that Rand?) makes the assumption that we have forgotten his draconian, slash and burn budget ideas, or maybe he thinks if he just keeps on trying he will get us to conform to his thinking. It's blatantly obvious that he no respect for the intelligence of the American people, so maybe he figures if he calls by a new name we will not see the same old stinky package. Mr Ryan-Rand we beseech you to jump on that morality horse and take you and your antiquated ideas on home to Wisconsin for much needed and long retirement. We sure have no need of you.

Kathy B (106)
Wednesday March 13, 2013, 4:14 pm
The GOP claims to want to save money (or spend less of it - same difference) yet they keep proposing the same thing over, and over, and over and over ad nauseum. As an example, how many times now have tried to repeal Obamacare? I know it's over 32 times...

Not only is doing the same thing over again and expecting different results a sign of insanity, it's a giant waste of our taxpayer $$

Past Member (0)
Wednesday March 13, 2013, 5:11 pm

Lynn Squance (235)
Wednesday March 13, 2013, 6:14 pm
There is a bumper sticker that says "Don't steal! The government doesn't like competition!" I'm sure that most of you have seen that one at some point in time. I think though that it could be rewritten to read "Don't steal! The Republican/Teabaggers don't like competition!" There is no honour amongst thieves, and in my view, the Republican/Teabaggers that line up and vote for the Ryan budget are just that — THIEVES!

Was Ryan's statement — "This to us is something that we're not going to give up on, because we're not going to give up on destroying the health care system for the American people." — a Freudian slip or was it Lyin' Ryan telling the truth for the first time.

Ryan is a master of recycling — it is the same old budget. The trouble is, his budget was not accepted by the people, rejected at the 2012 election. Obviously, Ryan and the Republican/Teabaggers are not too smart — either they don't remember there was an election which they lost, or they are in denial of their loss.

Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security should be off the table. Tax increases on the low income and middle income earners, disabled and elderly should not be made, and a comprehensive overhaul of the tax loopholes must be taken to prevent further bleeding from the treasury. Further, stimulus spending to get the economy working again will serve as a means of getting additional revenue and cut spending on such areas as food stamps, welfare, Medicaid because some people will no longer be dependent on the help.

As an aside, congratulations TC on spelling "déjà vu" correctly in your text. I know it is hard sometimes in titles — formatting can suck sometimes.

Beverly T (82)
Wednesday March 13, 2013, 7:14 pm
I have no doubt that Ryan and the Rethugs believe in this crap however...
With this extreme, I think they are hoping to pull Obama even further right to make that BIG DEAL. Horrible truth is, they could be correct.
Obama is slipping in the polls for even THINKING about CPI or even SAYING further 'reforms' to the BIG 3. BUT...remember...HE is NOT up for re-election. His worries in that direction are OVER. Sooooo...That makes me worry about what Fillabuster Reid and the other top Dems are up to.
Frankly I do not know what can be truly done to end all this but..
I am tired of TALK but NO walk.
And, I am EXTREMELY tired of MY LIFE and COUNTRY being constantly THREATENED !!!!!

Yvonne White (229)
Wednesday March 13, 2013, 8:15 pm
Exactly, Beverly!

Dorothy N (63)
Wednesday March 13, 2013, 11:08 pm
Great stuff (as always) Tomcat!

I must say, though that I believe that the Republicans feel that they don't have to even pretend to 'pander to the voters' rather than blatantly enacting their .01% master's commands because they plan to not only continue to cheat in elections, but expand some of their more obvious methods.

In upcoming elections, (if nothing is done to ensure fair, free elections,) they'll still undoubtedly own the voting machines used in Republican areas and continue voter suppression in the myriad forms already exercised, along with probably multiple new ways to cheat and extensions of older ones.

Three Strategies to Block the Gerrymandering of the Electoral College
John Nichols on January 25, 2013

As Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus promotes one of the most blatant assaults on democracy in modern times—a scheme to gerrymander the Electoral College so that the loser of the popular vote could win key states and the presidency—the number-one question from frustrated citizens is: What can we do about it?

After so many assaults on voting rights and the electoral process itself have been advanced, it is easy to imagine that Priebus, Karl Rove and their team could get away even with so audacious an initiative as the rigging of presidential elections.

Priebus is counting on precisely that cynicism, as well as the neglect of the story by major media, to enable the plan to have Republican legislatures and governors in key swing states—Florida, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Wisconsin—arrange for the distribution of electoral votes not to winners of the popular vote statewide but to the winners of individual congressional districts. Because of the gerrymandering of congressional district lines, the scheme would in 2012 have shifted the circumstance so that, in Pennsylvania for instance, the losing candidate, Republican Mitt Romney, would have won the overwhelming majority of the state’s electoral votes.

Under at least one scenario entertained by Priebus and his minions, Romney’s 5 million–vote loss of the popular vote nationally still would not have prevented him from assuming the presidency.

Impossible? Hardly. Because of gerrymandering and the concentration of Democratic votes in urban areas and college towns, a 1.4-million vote majority for Democrats in congressional races nationwide in 2012 was converted into Republican control of the US House and gridlocked government. ...

So, they've stolen Congress and are working on stealing the White House.

The Republican sense of entitlement is strong and they fee thatl they figuratively and literally own America, America's military, and therefore the world - why should a little thing like a fail at stealing the Presidency the last time stop them from bulldozing everybody else even into an early grave, in anticipation of their ultimate success?

Darren W (218)
Thursday March 14, 2013, 2:30 am
Message to all these "power possessors". You didn't get anywhere without your voting public...

TomCat S (129)
Thursday March 14, 2013, 4:03 am
Thanks everyone. Kudos to Dorothy. Ryan will keep lyin'.

paul m (93)
Thursday March 14, 2013, 7:22 am

The problem with practical jokers is ,,,,sometimes they get elected....!!

Sheryl G (363)
Thursday March 14, 2013, 7:49 am
When first we don't succeed.....try try again. ;-(

Robert K (31)
Thursday March 14, 2013, 2:57 pm
Ryan should be required by law to wear a tinfoil dunce cap 24/7. 8^)

TomCat S (129)
Friday March 15, 2013, 6:06 am
Amen to all!
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