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Paul Ryan Throws Support Behind Mental Health Reform Bill

Paul Ryan Throws Support Behind Mental Health Reform Bill Ryan called mental health issues the “common theme” you see in mass shootings, along with attackers who are “terrorist-inspired.” And good for him for noticing and taking some action on it. Let’s see how the rest of his party acts. The speaker also said he opposed […]

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Paul Ryan’s Irish Amnesia

Paul Ryan’s Irish Amnesia What infuriated Mitchel was that the Irish were starving to death at the very time that rich stores of grain and fat livestock owned by absentee landlords were being shipped out of the country. The food was produced by Irish hands on Irish lands but would not go into Irish mouths, […]

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Krugman on Paul Ryan at CPAC: Actually kind of awesome, in the worst way.

Krugman on Paul Ryan at CPAC: Actually kind of awesome, in the worst way. the caricature of Ryan and people like him is that they treat the hardships of poverty as if they were merely psychological, that they talk big about dignity while ignoring the difficulty of getting essentials like food and health care. Well, […]

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Outside that bubble, a fair number of people have noticed that Keynesian economics has performed spectacularly in the crisis — it successfully predicted that deficits wouldn’t drive up interest rates, that monetary expansion wouldn’t be inflationary, that austerity policies in Britain and elsewhere would hit economic growth. And no, don’t tell me that Keynesians predicted […]

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Paul Ryan defended stimulus in 2002

Paul Ryan defended stimulus in 2002 Rep. Paul Ryan making a forceful, unapologetic case for stimulus to help the economy recovery in 2002 – when George W. Bush wanted it. Not surprised.

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Ryan’s legislative record shows him renaming post offices, honoring Ronald Reagan and Wisconsin, approving commemorative coins, and increasing the deficit. The Real Ryan Record: 2 Minor Bills, Lots of High-Profile Talk, Gridlock – Garance Franke-Ruta – The Atlantic

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Is Paul Ryan stupid or crazy?

**The reason I got involved in public service, by and large, if I had to credit one thinker, one person, it would be Ayn Rand. – Paul Ryan 2005 ** Is Paul Ryan stupid or crazy? What kind of person reads Ayn Rand and gets inspired to go into public service or all things? Considering […]

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The Ryan Role

The Ryan Role Ryan hasn’t “crunched the numbers”; he has just scribbled some stuff down, without checking at all to see if it makes sense. He asserts that he can cut taxes without net loss of revenue by closing unspecified loopholes; he asserts that he can cut discretionary spending to levels not seen since Calvin […]

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Mitt Romney Would Pay 0.82 Percent in Taxes Under Paul Ryan’s Plan

Mitt Romney Would Pay 0.82 Percent in Taxes Under Paul Ryan’s Plan Romney would have paid an effective tax rate of around 0.82 percent under the Ryan plan, rather than the 13.9 percent he actually did. How would someone with more than $21 million in taxable income pay so little? Well, the vast majority of […]

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Paul Ryan used inside info to profit from the financial crisis

Paul Ryan used inside info to profit from the financial crisis Ryan attended a closed meeting with congressional leaders, Bush’s Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson, and Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke on September 18, 2008. The purpose of the meeting was to disclose the coming economic meltdown and beg Congress to pass legislation to help collapsing […]