Dec 2, 2014: Wall Street Journal: Paul Ryan to Pursue Business Tax Overhaul in 2015
Incoming House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R., Wis.) said Tuesday that he will pursue an overhaul of the tax code next year focused on business rates. The White House and GOP likely face unbridgeable differences if they tried something more sweeping, he said.
Sept 6, 2014: Salon: Paul Ryan’s liberal secret: Why he’s suddenly endorsing the social safety net
Between midsummer and Labor Day, Representative Paul Ryan and Vice President Joe Biden gave eloquent defenses of today’s partisan worldviews. Strange to say, Paul Ryan endorsed big-government social democracy, while Joe Biden defined the middle class as those who have enough money to forego the use of any public programs.
Aug 22, 2014: Pensacola News Journal: Fans and protesters greet Ryan
Visiting Congressman Paul Ryan signed about 200 copies of his new book, "The Way Forward," at Pensacola's Barnes and Noble store Friday while a half dozen people protested his conservative policies in the parking lot.
July 3, 2014: On The Record Page Three: The Capital Times: Did Marco Rubio just take a swipe at Paul Ryan on poverty?
U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Janesville, has made poverty a pet issue. For months the House budget chairman has been visiting blighted urban centers and has offered his own plan to help struggling Americans. Ryan has also authored a string of budgets that slash the social safety net and has harped relentlessly on the failures of the War on Poverty.
June 20, 2014: US News and World Report: Paul Ryan Goes After IRS Commissioner in Hearing
Republican lawmakers took IRS Commissioner John Koskinen to task Friday during an explosive Ways and Means Committee hearing on Capitol Hill.
Apr 30, 2014: MSNBC: Paul Ryan and Congressional Black Caucus agree to disagree
Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) met with members of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) on Wednesday to discuss race and poverty. They left on cordial terms, but with little consensus on how the federal government might actually address the issues at hand.Tweets about "Paul Ryan"
Apr 19, 2014: Daily Kos: Paul Ryan convinces reporter he cares about poverty by spending time with black people
Rep. Paul Ryan's crusade to brand himself as a Republican poverty crusader has run into a few snags. But lucky for him, Ryan has Buzzfeed's McKay Coppins to issue a lavish, 7,000-word tongue bath paying tribute to Ryan's willingness to step outside Republican norms and make himself all uncomfortable and awkward by talking to poor people (black ones, even).
Apr 10, 2014: Bloomberg: House Adopts Republican Ryan’s Budget to Cut Spending
The U.S. House adopted a budget plan providing a contrast between Democrats and Republicans for the November election that will decide control of Congress.
Apr 7, 2014: Huffington Post: Elizabeth Warren Picks A Fight With Paul Ryan
Elizabeth Warren wants a fight with Paul Ryan. Sen. Warren (D-Mass.) and Rep. Ryan (R-Wis.) are both considered to be intellectual leaders in their own spheres -- Warren on the populist wing of the Democratic Party and Ryan on the Tea Party wing of the GOP. Both relish data, sweeping lessons from history and the kind of wonkery that has grown popular in Washington.
Apr 2, 2014: Faith in Public Life: Paul Ryan + Immoral Budgets = Public Service Award from a Catholic university?
Rep. Paul Ryan’s budget proposals have been challenged in recent years by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, prominent Catholic theologians, a “Nuns on the Bus” tour and respected anti-poverty experts.
Apr 2, 2014: New America Foundation: Ryan Budget Brings Little New to the Table
Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI), chair of the House Budget Committee, this morning released his own fiscal year 2015 proposed budget.
Apr 2, 2014: CBS News: Paul Ryan’s budget faces criticism from all corners
Republicans who control the House Budget Committee pressed ahead Wednesday on a budget-balancing plan that sharply cuts spending on transportation, health care programs for the middle class and the poor, food stamps and other domestic initiatives.
Apr 1, 2014: New Yorker: Ryan Budget Shows G.O.P. Stuck in Rah-Rah Land
Here’s all you need to know about the G.O.P.’s effort to face reality, moderate its policies, and present a more coherent policy platform to voters in 2016.
Mar 29, 2014: The Blaze: Bill Maher Tricks Guests With ‘Racist’ Paul Ryan Quote That Was Actually Said by Michelle Obama — The Reaction He Gets Is Priceless
After his guests thoroughly slammed Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) over his comments on the importance of changing the culture of “inner cities” to emphasize the value of “work,” HBO’s Bill Maher pulled a fast one.
Mar 27, 2014: Mother Jones: More Evidence of Paul Ryan's "Inner Cities" Problem
The GOPer says he's no racist, but here are more anti-welfare-state statements with a racial tinge.
Mar 26, 2014: USA Today: Paul Ryan: 'I don't have a racist bone in my body'
House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan says he’d like to get past name-calling and fight poverty in America.
Mar 6, 2014: Washington Post: A story too good to check: Paul Ryan and the tale of the brown paper bag
This was an interesting statement made by the 2012 GOP vice-presidential candidate, equating school lunches to an “empty soul.”
Mar 6, 2014: Wonkette: Somebody Is Stealing Children To Put In Paul Ryan Speeches!
Just minutes ago, we learned about wise children leading us to an understanding that … liberals do not love their children, and love comes in brown paper bags we guess?
Mar 5, 2014: Christian Science Monitor: Barack Obama, Paul Ryan, and Dave Camp: unpacking budget and tax reform proposals
Between President Barack Obama's budget proposal Tuesday, Rep. Paul Ryan's anti-poverty program take down Monday, and Dave Camp's tax reform proposal last week, partisan fiscal talks are buzzing in Washington. But they may not be as different as you think.
Dec 12, 2013: AFP North Carolina: Watchdog Wire Report on AFP-NC Visit to Sen. Burr's Congressional Office in Wilmington
In the Budget Control Act of 2011, the budget for discretionary spending was set at $967 billion for 2014. But on Tuesday, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) and Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) led the Congress to a new deal which increases the original agreed upon amount to $1.012 trillion in spending for 2014.
Apr 3, 2012: Faith In Public Life: Peter Wehner’s Error-Riddled Defense of the Ryan Budget
In Wednesday’s Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel Peter Wehner of the conservative Ethics and Public Policy Center responds to John Gehring and Rev. Bryan Massingale’s recent op-ed about the immorality of Paul Ryan’s federal budget plan by accusing John and Rev. Massingale of “substantive ignorance” and opting for “moralizing over serious arguments, banalities over facts.”
January 29, 1970: Paul Davis Ryan is born.
Paul Ryan is an American politician and member of the Republican Party who has served as the United States Representative for Wisconsin's 1st congressional district since 1999 and as Chairman of the House Budget Committee since 2011. He was the Republican Party nominee for Vice President of the United States in the 2012 election. On August 11, 2012, Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney announced that he had selected Ryan to be his vice-presidential running mate. Ryan was officially nominated at the Republican convention in Tampa on August 29, 2012. On November 6, 2012, Romney and Ryan were defeated in the general election by the incumbent Barack Obama and Joe Biden, although Ryan won reelection to his congressional seat.
December 10, 2013: Ryan and Democratic Senator Patty Murray announced that they had negotiated a two-year, bipartisan budget, known as the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013. The budget agreement was the first to pass Congress with the two chambers controlled by different parties since 1986.
ON THE RECORD: Mar 8, 2014: I recently read a comment by a right leaning author who suggested that liberals never get "nuance." I though that was rather bold across the board stereotype, but I considered that it was simply his experience. Since then, I have been paying slower attention to it, and David Edwards at Raw Story affirmed his position in an article titled "Paul Ryan at CPAC: Free school lunches mean poor parents don’t care about kids." I still dont accept that all liberals dont't get it (yet), but Edwards is referencing a comment made by Paul Ryan at CPAC this week. What Ryan said was: “The left is making a big mistake here. What they’re offering people is a full stomach and an empty soul. The American people want more than that. This reminds me of a story I heard from Eloise Anderson. She serves in the cabinet of my buddy, Governor Scott Walker. She once met a young boy from a very poor family, and every day at school, he would get a free lunch from a government program. He told Eloise he didn’t want a free lunch. He wanted his own lunch, one in a brown-paper bag just like the other kids. He wanted one, he said, because he knew a kid with a brown-paper bag had someone who cared for him. This is what the left does not understand.” What Edwards heard was: "Free school lunches mean poor parents don’t care about kids." If you strike out the human-ness (the need to be loved) from the story, then maybe Edwards is right. So, could a lack of understanding of nuance be the result of a lack of the understanding of compassion? Or is it just another example of someone needing to write a story to fill some space and is grasping for something to critique? Or, all of the above?
ON THE RECORD: Mar 13, 2014: In an article about the intolerant left, Matt K Lewis (Daily Caller) reports about some problems Paul Ryan having as he addresses some inner city poverty and has now been tagged by some from the left as racist. Lewis proposes that "Ryan was digging in too much — getting too close to the other guy’s turf." and then reports that "Something similar is taking place right now with liberal Ezra Klein, who is being labeled something of a homophobe. Okay, it’s not to that level…yet — but he is clearly being told that, when it comes to staffing up his new online venture, Vox, he had better get in line. His decision to hire “gay anti-gay apologist Brandon Ambrosino” seems to have sparked the outrage. As the American Prospect notes, “Klein has come under fire for the lack of racial and gender diversity among Vox’s announced hires, and his decision to hire Ambrosino shows how much he has to learn about genuine diversity.” As I have said over and over and over again, the ones that have spent the last 20 years complaining about how intolerant people are have now become the people they used to call intolerant. (SOURCE: Daily Caller: "Ezra Klein, Paul Ryan — and the left’s demand for strict conformity")
On The Record: Mar 15, 2014:
Reuters reports that "Republican U.S. Representative Paul Ryan on Friday agreed to meet with the Congressional Black Caucus after members of the group branded his remarks about inner-city poverty this week "highly offensive". The controversy began on Wednesday after Ryan said on William Bennett's talk radio show, "Morning in America," that there was a "tailspin of culture, in our inner cities in particular, of men not working and just generations of men not even thinking about working or learning the value of work." Representative Barbara Lee of California, a member of the Congressional Black Caucus, called Ryan's remarks a "thinly veiled racial attack." "Let's be clear, when Mr. Ryan says 'inner city,' when he says, 'culture,' these are simply code words for what he really means: 'black'," Lee said in a statement." WHEN is this madness going to stop? If anyone said something intentionally offensive it was Rep Barbara Lee for hearing what Ryan said and then deciding what he said meant something else. Manufacturing this rage is getting just stupid. Its making people have to go on these idiotic "apology tours" which do nothing but make the person a subservient slave to whomever or whatever organization they have to apologize to. And there's always plenty of news agencies, like the Huffington Post, who love to help stimulate the manufacturing of the rage. It's seems to be, so far, the 21st century witch hunt and the hunters are burning and attempting to burn witches all over the world, but especially here in the USA. Personally, I have no interest in pursuing witches. I have more interest in going after witch hunters. (SOURCE: Huffington Post: "Paul Ryan To Meet With Congressional Black Caucus After 'Inarticulate' Poverty Remarks ")
ON THE RECORD: Mar 28, 2014: Ian Haney Lopez, in an article titled "So, IS Paul Ryan a Racist?" pontificates about whether or not the discussion about Paul Ryan being a racist is justified or not. Moyers assumes "expertise" because he recently wrote a book about race-baiting and he penned the Politico article "Is Paul Ryan Racist" on Mar 16, which he blames Politico editors for putting the title on it. In the end, Lopez feels the debate is good and summarizes by saying: "And that means that arguing about whether Paul Ryan is a racist is a very good thing." I might agree except that it comes at the expense of a persons reputation. The real question that needs to be debated is what the word "racist: means today, as I believe it has shifted from what it used to mean. THEN, it could be clear whether or not Ryan can be fit in that category. As it is, "Racism," very much like the word "homophobe" are simply shiny things that distract the conversation from the real issues. Comments can be made here: The Issue is NOT whether Paul Ryan is Racist; It's What Does the Word "Racist" Mean?