r Vice Presidential Candidate Paul Ryan (R) has become the latest prominent conservative to speak out in favor of reform our mandatory minimum sentencing laws. At a gathering with African-American journalists Ryan talked about the need for sentencing reform to focus on helping people instead of just locking them up for a very long time
|By: Jon Walker Tuesday April 1, 2014 1:20 pm|
The problem is that the CBO has recently downgraded its revenue projections, making it harder for Ryan to meet his goal of eliminating the deficit in 10 years. If the deficit was really a top priority for Republicans they could have made the tough decision to raise taxes or put forward even more cuts in spending. Instead they decided to basically cheat to get a better CBO score.
|By: DSWright Monday March 24, 2014 10:59 am|
After Congressman Paul Ryan went on Bill Bennett’s radio show and blamed poverty on “inner city” culture there was a public outcry. Most observers understood that the comment was a thinly veiled racial attack, a view bolstered by the context which included Ryan referencing Charles Murray, co-author of the extremely controversial book on racial intelligence [...]
|By: Attaturk Monday March 17, 2014 1:30 am|
Libertarian fantasist Paul Ryan got himself in some trouble (not with his base mind you) by seeming to imply that poor people, especially African-American males, are lazy. The shock of this lay in the fact that the race and class-baiting was implied, rather than explicit.
Nevertheless, Ryan, with Presidential aspirations, spent the next few days pretending to care.
|By: spocko Thursday March 13, 2014 6:00 pm|
Don’t have time to read and dog ear the corners of books but want your friends to think you have?
Introducing the Heritage Foundation’s Freedom to Read ™ program.
|By: DSWright Wednesday March 12, 2014 2:40 pm|
One of the problems with stupid people is that they do not realize they are stupid. Congressman Paul Ryan thinks, for some reason, that people are not going to call him out on his tragically obvious attempts at stealthily playing racial politics.
|By: Jon Walker Tuesday December 17, 2013 12:10 pm|
There is not much positive to say about this budget deal except for that fact that it helps temporarily kill the push for a grand bargain.
|By: DSWright Thursday December 12, 2013 7:32 am|
Progressives are not the only ones disgusted by the ludicrous military spending in the Ryan-Murray budget deal. Yesterday Rick Santelli – whose outburst over government assistance to homeowners is alleged to have started the Tea Party – hosted David Stockman, the former Office of Management and Budget Director for the Reagan Administration.
|By: DSWright Wednesday December 11, 2013 6:55 am|
Representative Paul Ryan and Senator Patty Murray announced a budget deal yesterday. The deal replaces $63 billion in sequester cuts over two years and cuts an additional $23 billion in long term deficits. The deal will restore defense spending. The funding comes from increased fees for air travel and cuts to federal worker pension programs.
|By: Peterr Saturday November 30, 2013 9:09 am|
Pope Francis has a few interesting words on the joy of the gospel, juxtaposed with the joy of The Market. He throws around phrases like “no to the new idolatry of money” and “the worship of the ancient golden calf has returned.” He uses words like “ruthless” and “dictatorial” and “tyranny” to describe market players who embrace “trickle down theories”, and words like “inequality” and “exclusion” and “throw away culture” to describe the problems the world faces as a result of economic injustice.
No response yet from Paul Ryan, Sam Brownback, or the rest of the GOP catholics, who’ve been worshiping at the feet of prophets like Arthur Laffer for years.