Calling the Ryan-Murray budget deal “A Huge Republican Cave-In” is not accurate.
Tagged: Paul Ryan
The balance of what’s possible with what the base wants is a delicate thing, and Republican leadership sure hasn’t figured out how to achieve it. That Bismarck line about politics being the art of the possible is being bandied about a lot lately… But I’ve always had a problem with it, because I think it ignores the reality of modern political tactics.
The dramatic contrast between the results of Obama’s policies and Reagan’s policies have already resolved the debate our current president is having talking to himself on his “economic tour.”
The biggest fallacy regarding Social Security is that it would be easier politically to cut Social Security benefits rather than to fundamentally reform the way the program works, so as[...]
Recent Republican budget proposals have cut taxes on the rich and asked the middle class to pick up the tab? When was the last time any Republican proposed to increase taxes on the middle class?
The competing budgets released last week by House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) and Senate Budget Committee Chairwoman Patty Murray (D-WA) definitively define the growing differences between the two[...]
President Obama told America the morning of February 19 that if the sequester goes through on March 1: “It will eviscerate job-creating investments in education and energy and medical research….[...]
President Reagan famously said “Government is not the answer to the problem. Government IS the problem.” But keeping with his unwavering theme as the unrelenting opposite of Reagan in every[...]
Conservatives are still glum about the election, and the upper hand President Obama seems to have over Republicans. But the political stage has been framed far worse for conservatives and[...]
Fundamental, structural, entitlement reforms, proven to work in the real world, would provide far better benefits for seniors and the poor, while slashing future entitlement spending. Indeed, over the long[...]
Neither President Obama nor any other Democrat ever proposed any middle class tax cut in the fiscal cliff negotiations. All that was ever discussed is continuation of the same middle[...]
In a blog I used to write for regularly before joining Heartland, I used to specialize in take-downs of Peggy Noonan. Bless her heart, but she never really got Barack Obama, and[...]