Tag Archives: Paul Ryan

Is there substance to tax reform?

Read my lips: no new taxes–George H. W. Bush at the 1988 Republican National Convention Tax policy is hard; details of proposed reforms are scarce. Players disagree on what reforms are needed. Many claims for benefits of tax reform are … Continue reading

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Health Insurance

Liberals rage against the Trump-Ryan plan for a lot of reasons, but most of it boils down to anger that fewer people will have coverage. Conservatives are raging too, because, as Kentucky Senator Paul put it, Congress’s proposal will “do … Continue reading

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Healthcare politicized

My job is not to worry about those people  (the 47 percent of Americans he thought were likely to vote for Barack Obama).  I’ll never convince them they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives.–Mitt Romney (How people … Continue reading

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Budget agreement served both party’s interest

In bringing the bipartisan compromise budget agreement to a vote and passage, Republicans and Democrats put the government on autopilot for a year freeing members of Congress to campaign for reelection without distraction. If one thought anything useful might have … Continue reading

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Leonard Pitts on Poverty

Paul Ryan has an anti-poverty proposal Leonard Pitts writes that Paul Ryan has made a proposal for addressing poverty in the USA. Pitts says that Ryan would give the States grants to spend as they like. The grants would come … Continue reading

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Calm Before The Storm #3: The Debt Ceiling & Shutting Down The Government

The rumors swirling around Washington is the House Majority Leader Eric Cantor is going to cancel the House’s (hard earned?) September Vacation, from Monday, September 25 to Friday, September 27! Why? It is NOT because he wants to have meetings … Continue reading

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Poverty in the NY 23rd

Below is a chart of the Poverty Levels of each of the counties in the NY 23rd Congressional District. The data is from the Cornell Regional Development Institute (CaRDI) and the Cornell Program on Applied Demographics., using 2010 Census information. … Continue reading

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