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The Return Of Voodoo Economics: Paul Ryan Wants To Hide The Real Cost Of Tax Cuts

I'm going to take a real wild guess that our compliant corporate media talking heads will treat this as gospel. Because the winners are always right, amirite? When Republicans took control of both houses of Congress earlier this month, they won an important new power: They can change how Congress does math. Seriously. Show More Summary

Paul Ryan's triple scam on tax reform

This week, House Republicans selected Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan as the next chairman of the powerful House Ways and Means Committee. That lofty perch, the AP was quick to proclaim, gives Ryan "a high-profile platform if he decides to run for president in 2016 or beyond." But that's not the only perk for Mitt Romney's 2012 running mate. Show More Summary

Republicans think Obama is Charlie Brown on immigration

Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) isn’t happy about President Obama’s impending executive action to address immigration. The 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee and incoming chairman of the tax-writing House Ways and Means committee wants more time to get right on the issue. “We’ve gone to the president and said, ‘Give us time to do immigration reform, […]

How many times has the Republicans' dang well been poisoned already?

Criticizing Rep. Paul Ryan's budget is just one of the ways President Obama has poisoned the well. The media keeps dutifully quoting Republicans saying that if President Obama takes executive action on immigration reform, it will "poison...Show More Summary

Ryan Planning for Tax Overhaul and Health Law Repeal

Representative Paul D. Ryan, the new chairman of the Ways and Means Committee, said that a broad overhaul of the tax code depended on the administration's engagement.

Morning Plum: The Paul Ryan blueprint is back!

For House Republicans, their guiding fiscal and economic lodestar remains — and will forever remain — the hallowed Paul Ryan budget. In its various iterations, it would repeal Obamacare, radically restructure Medicare to the detriment of beneficiaries, block-grant Medicaid, and aim most of its draconian budget cuts at programs benefiting people with lower incomes. Robert […]

Abbreviated pundit round-up: Faint-hearted feminists, end of Southern white Democrats hurts blacks

Charles M. Blow at The New York Times writes about The Obama Opposition: Arrogant is another word that gets regular usage by [President Obama's] opponents, like Rand Paul, Paul Ryan and Chris Christie. Some even connect Obama and supposed...Show More Summary

Paul Ryan Predicts Enough GOP Support for 'Constructive Immigration Reform'

Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) predicts that there will be enough support for immigration reform in a GOP-led Congress. According to the Associated Press, "Ryan said that as long as Obama doesn't try an executive order in November or December and works with Congress," immigration legislation can be enacted. Show More Summary

Clue that Paul Ryan will not seek the GOP presidential nomination.

"After winning re-election last night, Ryan said he would seek the chairmanship of the the House Ways and Means Committee. That post would make it exceedingly difficult for him to seek the presidency next year."

Paul Ryan Not Closing Door to Run for President

In an extensive interview with a reporter from The Washington Post, Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan revealed that he is not ready to close the door on a run for president in 2016. Ryan was insistent that he could still launch a run for...Show More Summary

Ryan: The most experienced 2016 contender

Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) is sounding Romneyesque in his foreign policy views. In a Post interview he says: “I spend a lot of time thinking about foreign policy and reading about it. My thinking has evolved, and going through the vice presidential experience gave me a deeper appreciation for these issues. I fear that we’re losing […]

Ryan Vows Lawsuit, Purse Power Against Executive Amnesty

Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) vowed to “explore every option” to use the power of the purse to defund any executive order to give work permits to illegal immigrants and to add such an executive order to the House’s lawsuit against the president on Tuesday’s “Hannity” on the Fox News Channel. Show More Summary

The Unseriousness of Republicans on Man-Made Climate Change

Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell aren't scientists, but that doesn't stop them from discrediting it.

Paul Ryan Still Doesn’t Know What He’s Talking About On Climate Change

"I don't know the answer to that question," Ryan said at a debate Monday night, when asked if humanity is responsible for climate change. "I don't think science does, either." The post Paul Ryan Still Doesn’t Know What He’s Talking About On Climate Change appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Millennial Voters Say They Want Paul Ryan, Hillary Clinton in 2016

A new poll by says that Millennials are ready for a Paul Ryan, Hillary Clinton brawl in 2016. Considering the overwhelming support...

Saturday Politics Thread: Familiar Faces (Romney, Ryan, Huckabee, Palin) [Y-not]

Because I'm a "giver" who puts the needs of the horde above her own happiness, this week's thread is on Familiar Faces: Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan, Mike Huckabee, and Sarah Palin. You owe me. Big. Before we begin, let's have...

Poll: Millennials Like Hillary Clinton, Paul Ryan in 2016

According to a new poll, Millennials favor Hillary Clinton to become president in 2016, with Rep. Paul Ryan leading the vote for Republican nominees. USA Today's OnPolitics blog reported that a new poll by cable outlet Fusion TV found that over 50 percent of respondents between 18 and 34 years of age want Clinton in 2016. Show More Summary

Tax Cuts Uber Alles

Last month, in a speech to the Financial Services Roundtable, GOP budget guru Rep. Paul Ryan floated a few ideas for the prospective Republican Senate majority. “Our rules in Congress require that we don't take into consideration behavioral changes or economic effects as a result of tax reform,” he said. “What we want to do is change our measurement.”

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