The Cost of Conservative Incrementalism: The Foredoomed Bill that Repeals ObamaCare and Defunds Planned Parenthood

The House just passed a bill that would repeal ObamaCare and defund Planned Parenthood. Don’t rejoice just yet because it means almost nothing. Yes, there is basically no way it will actually accomplish anything at all: Congress sent an ObamaCare repeal bill to the president’s desk for the first time on Wednesday, marking an election-year victory of sorts for Republicans who have tried since 2010 to scrap the law. The bill repealing most of President Obama’s signature health care law was Read more […]

Paul Ryan’s Gargantuan Spending Bill Shows that Lobbyists Run Washington

This is how they get things done in Washington. Lobbyists basically write legislation giving their respective special interests massive financial benefits, and they get legislators to sign on by telling them that there’s no time to debate it or even read it. It’s an emergency. “If you don’t vote for this bill, then you’ll be responsible for shutting down the government.” Paul Ryan may as well have echoed Nancy Pelosi when she said that they had to pass the bill to find out what was in Read more […]

Introducing Paul Ryan Boehner the Second

Paul Ryan is our new John Boehner. He just proved that by overseeing the latest $1.1 trillion omnibus spending bill which gained widespread bipartisan support and flew through both houses of Congress. Ryan might actually be worse than Boehner. People knew Boehner was a rat traitor. They don’t know that about Ryan yet, so he was able to father this monstrosity of a spending bill largely uncontested. Here’s hoping he won’t remain uncontested. Republicans have a majority in the House and Read more […]

Liberal says Calling someone a “Hard Worker” is Racist!

Over on MSNBC we learned something interesting from liberal activist and host Melissa Harris-Perry during a discussion about the idea of Paul Ryan becoming the next Speaker of the House. When her guest Alfonso Aguilar mentioned that Paul Ryan was a “hard worker,” Harris-Perry told him top be careful because calling someone a hard worker is totes racist! “I just want to pause on one thing because I don’t disagree with you that I actually think Mr. Ryan is a great choice for this role, but I Read more […]

Boehner Getting Worried – Delays Vote to Replace Him as Speaker

Speaker of the House John Boehner announced Monday the elections for majority leader and whip will no longer be held on Oct. 8. While Republicans will have a closed-door vote on who they will nominate for speaker of the House Thursday, the entire chamber won’t vote on Boehner’s replacement until Oct. 29. The Ohio Republican’s successor will then schedule dates for the other leadership positions elections. The extension gives more time for the GOP to weigh their options and find alternative Read more […]

NFL Hall of Famer Praises Paul Ryan for Fighting Poverty!

It seems that former Vice Presidential candidate Paul Ryan (R-WI) has a new and very famous fan. NFL great Deion Sanders has been praising Rep. Ryan to anyone who would listen in recent days and the reasons why are heartfelt and uplifting… NFL hall of famer Deion Sanders touted the authenticity of Republican Rep. Paul Ryan’s efforts to fight poverty Monday, saying Ryan’s not “trick or treating.” “There’s a lot of people trick or treating in these wonderful offices, and Read more […]

GOP Won’t Compromise on Tax Reform

Even corporate tax reform — one of the few legislative initiatives President Obama and a new Republican Congress could feasibly work together on — is considered unlikely under current political conditions by some Capitol Hill observers. In a joint op-ed published in The Wall Street Journal following a Republican blowout in the midterm elections, House Speaker John Boehner and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said reforming “the insanely complex tax code that is driving American Read more […]

Economists tell the GOP to Go BIG on Tax Reform

If Republicans want to reform the tax code, they need to take a bold and sweeping approach, Cato Institute senior fellow Dan Mitchell said Tuesday. “People like a bold plan, because they assume that the current system is riddled with corruption,” he said at a Heritage Foundation event on tax reform. In the 1980s and’ 90s, when there was talk of a flat tax, a bunch of politicians came up with modest or incremental reforms to the system — carving out deals for special interest groups Read more […]

Masterful Argument from Obama: “Paul Ryan’s Budget Is Mean”

Rep. Paul Ryan released the 2015 House Republican budget on Tuesday and President Obama called it mean. If you told someone that one political party released a budget and that someone from the other political party called it mean, this person would know immediately that the latter was a Democrat. “He argued what? That it was mean? That’s easy—he’s the liberal.” The end goal of Ryan’s budget is to cut government spending by $5.1 trillion over the next ten years. But in an age when the national Read more […]

Barbara Lee Denies She’s a Race-Hustler, Proceeds to Race-Hustle

When Rep. Paul Ryan was on the radio two weeks ago to talk about the death spiral of poverty found in all inner-cities, his Democratic colleague, Rep. Barbara Lee, said that any use of the phrase “inner cities” was tantamount to hating black people. The week after, Ryan fell to his knees before the Black Congressional Caucus to explain himself and to ask them how he can make them happy with him. A few days after that, Ryan went on Fox News to talk with Bill O’Reilly about the incident. O’Reilly Read more […]

Paul Ryan, Slave for the Congressional Black Caucus

Representative Paul Ryan was on William Bennett’s radio talk show on Wednesday to address poverty in the inner city, as an “outreach” Republican is wont to do when he feels like doing something useless. Ryan said 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.” The Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), which only allows members of the perpetually aggrieved community Read more […]

George Stephanopoulos Uses The Pope As A Weapon Against Paul Ryan

In a recent interview with liberal George Stephanopoulos, Paul Ryan was asked the following: “You don’t think [the] Pope would endorse your budget, do you?” This comes after several comments made by the Pope about income inequality, and capitalism that sparked some fire among conservatives. Ryan, of course, dodged the question, offering that “the Pope doesn’t endorse budgets.” I used to like Paul Ryan a lot. I believed him to be the epitome of conservatism. Since the loss of the 2012 Read more […]