The election of Donald Trump would be a threat to the global economy on par with “the rising threat of jihadi terrorism,” according to The Economist‘s Global Forecasting Service. It’s easy to see why policy experts who value sober reasoning, conventionality and actually knowing things are terrified of Donald Trump, who doesn’t seem to even grasp the basics of, say, […]Read more ›
Category: Paul Ryan
Dodgy or dumb? When Republican candidates won’t talk about the issues, it’s tough to tell the difference. What is it with Republican candidates refusing to talk about their positions on the issues? Maybe they’re afraid voters won’t like what they have to say. Or maybe they don’t know the answers. In the case of David Trott, who is running for […]Read more ›
DCCC targets Michigan Republicans for support of Paul Ryan’s “screw the poor, enrich the rich” budget
Republicans know who butters their bread and it ain’t YOU! Paul Ryan introduced a new budget bill recently that is basically a rehash of his previous budgets. As LOLGOP put it, “In Ryan’s Randian hellscape, everything must be done to tame the debt in the next ten years, except anything that could hurt the GOP immediately with seniors, though huge […]Read more ›
GOP gives up taking a law enacted 3 1/2 years ago hostage, now it’s laws enacted decades ago: Medicare, Medicaid & Social Security
Wow, you guys are incredible I suppose it’s a good sign that Republicans are finally waving the red flag on repealing the Affordable Care Act as a condition for not putting a bullet in the brain of our national (and possibly the international) economy. For weeks now, that has been their precondition for passing a budget to fund the government […]Read more ›
Paul Ryan: “We’re not going to give up on destroying the health care system for the American people”
Honesty comes out in the funniest ways sometimes
Paul Ryan explains the goal of the GOP’s
new rehashed plan to cure the nation’s fiscal woes earlier today:
“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.”
It’s not that this comes as a surprise or anything, we just never thought you’d be so brazen about it, Mr. Ryan.
To quote a former candidate for president: “Oops”.
Video after the jump.Read more ›
The misinformation is rampant. Get informed.
The two biggest lies perpetuated by the fossil oil industry (“Big Oil”) and their corporatist minions in decision-making roles in our government are that TransCanada’s Keystone XL Pipeline will bring thousands and thousands of jobs to the U.S. and, perhaps more importantly, will increase our national security by making us less reliant on oil imported from the Middle East and other foreign countries that aren’t allies like Canada.
Both are complete and utter lies and there is solid proof to dispel both.
Much, much more after the jump.Read more ›
They just didn’t Twitter those jpegs to your Pinterest blogs with good enough email Facebooks
Republicans have thought long and hard and have figured out why they lost the election in 2012. Although you dumb bunnies may think that it was because of their desire to benefit the very rich at the expense of our nation’s most vulnerable or because of their egregious War on Women and War on Minorities, you would, of course, be wrong. The reason they lost, according the Republicans, is because you people just didn’t understand their message well enough.
See just how dumb you are after the jump.Read more ›
Whoever taught Young Republicans to say “straw man” deserves a royalty Get ready. Paul Ryan — the man who has already proposed a budget that would have led to the largest transfer of wealth from the working class to the rich in American history — is about to propose a new budget featuring massive cuts that will make the austerity […]Read more ›
House GOP continues their political death march to prevent the top tax bracket from rising by less than 4%
At least we know who they work for now — they’ve made that clear
House Republicans have released a counter-proposal to President Obama’s budget plan to avoid plunging us off the fiscal
cliff speed bump. Unsurprisingly, it raises tax revenue but doesn’t allow the Bush tax cuts to expire. In fact, according to analysis by the Washington Post, it appears to lower taxes for the top tax bracket.
Details and more GOPocrisy and insanity after the jump.Read more ›
Yes, that’s right. Just like Peter Jackson’s production of The Hobbit, I’ve found so much raw material to work with that I decided to break what was originally a single story into two, and now three sections. As I reported yesterday, in addition to being front-paged here at Eclectablog and at dKos, the first chart went utterly viral, hitting everything […]Read more ›