Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Santorum: Obamacare Is A ‘Sin’

Posted by Laura Bassett On August - 16 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
Former presidential candidate Rick Santorum seized the opportunity at an Ohio campaign event for Mitt Romney on Wednesday to warn Catholics that supporting Obamacare is...

Richard Klass: Romney’s Ryan Problem

Posted by Richard Klass On August - 16 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
The selection of Congressman Paul D. Ryan of Wisconsin for the GOP vice president slot by Governor "Mitt" Romney has served to excite the Republican...

In Iowa, Obama Hits Back on Medicare

Posted by Helene Cooper, New York Times On August - 16 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
Helene Cooper, New York TimesWith Mitt Romney on the attack on Medicare, President Obama personally engaged in the fight on Wednesday as the popular public health program catapulted to the top of the presidential campaign agenda.On the last day of his...

Republican Hopeful Ducks Questions About Paul Ryan’s Proposals

Posted by The Huffington Post On August - 15 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
Mitt Romney's selection of running mate Paul Ryan has launched the Wisconsin congressman's controversial budget plan to the forefront of political contests across the country...
The Truth-o-Meter says: True | Ryan's plan includes $700 billion in Medicare "cuts," says Stephanie Cutter Mitt Romney’s pick of U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan as his running mate has rekindled a heated debate over Medicare. Ryan, R-Wis., is the head ...

Chris Weigant: Cards On the Table

Posted by Chris Weigant On August - 13 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
When people do find out what is in the Ryan budget, they mostly don't like it. But the American public shows an enormous ability (as always) to come to the wrong conclusion, as well. Who frames this issue best in the next month is going to win the election.
Do Americans realize that under a Ryan economic regime, tens of millions of our poor neighbors would be dropped categorically and coldly to the curb, with no support whatsoever from the very system that our forefathers and mothers set up to ensure that America would prosper?
WASHINGTON -- Since Paul Ryan was chosen as Mitt Romney’s running mate, Republicans in competitive congressional races have tried to strike a balance between praising...

Shelley Berkley: What Ending Medicare Really Means

Posted by Shelley Berkley On August - 13 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
Seniors would be forced to pay thousands of dollars more a year for the coverage they are already receiving. And if the voucher doesn't cover the service and you can't pay? Tough luck. You're on your own.
Paul Ryan's looks are often compared to an actor's, and that's no accident: He's being groomed for the role of a lifetime. When Mitt Romney...

Ryan Comes Home To Tearful Welcome In Wisconsin

Posted by Reuters On August - 12 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
* Tearful homecoming in Wisconsin * Romney shows flash of anger at Obama * Ryan's stance on Medicare could hurt vote among seniors By Steve...
The man charged with electing Democrats to the House of Representatives boasted on Saturday that the party had higher hopes for taking back the majority...

Smart Democrats Should Be Worried

Posted by John Fund, National Review On August - 11 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
John Fund, National ReviewLiberal pundits are already fanning out in force to attack and discredit Paul Ryan. Michael Tomasky, who recently wrote a Newsweek cover story calling Mitt Romney a “wimp,” has now decided that Romney&...

Romney-Ryan: Bring It On

Posted by Stephen Hayes & Bill Kristol, Weekly Standard On August - 9 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
Stephen Hayes & Bill Kristol, Weekly Standard"One of the things that the White House is also focusing on is dropping everything that they have on the Paul Ryan budget plan - the Democrats, the media, the White House - all piling up on the Rya...

Religious Group Slams Romney For Comments Toward The Poor

Posted by Alex Becker On August - 9 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
WASHINGTON-- The Franciscan Action Network (FAN), a Catholic faith-based advocacy and civic engagement organization, is strongly criticizing Mitt Romney's recent ads and rhetoric regarding welfare...

Republican Criticized For ‘Ridiculous’ Report

Posted by The Huffington Post On August - 9 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
Ohio Democrats are criticizing the Republican nominee for the state's U.S. Senate seat over what they call a misleading annual report sent out by his...

Alex Torpey: Open Government Isn’t Just a Talking Point

Posted by Alex Torpey On August - 9 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
Everyone supports "open government." And it seems, these days, that most elected officials enjoy talking about how they support open government and transparency. But how many of us are really doing everything we can to do so?

Why Tax Reform Is Unrealistic

Posted by Ezra Klein, Bloomberg On August - 8 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
Ezra Klein, BloombergLast week, I wrote about the nonpartisan Tax Policy Center’s effort to run the numbers on Mitt Romney’s base-broadening, rate-lowering tax reform plan. The numbers, as you may have guessed, didn’t add...

Ryan, Romney & Limited Gov’t Fantasies

Posted by Jared Bernstein, Huffington Post On August - 7 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
Jared Bernstein, Huffington PostThe New Yorker's Ryan Lizza provides a profile of Rep. Paul Ryan, with a rich discussion of his vision for limited government.It's a good read, but it left me thinking about what it is that troubles me most ab...

Paul N. Van de Water: A Little Consistency, Please

Posted by Paul N. Van de Water On August - 3 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
Those decrying the adverse economic consequences of looming budget cuts are often the very same people who claim that the 2009 fiscal stimulus didn't add jobs.

Defense Layoffs Fast Becoming Election Issue

Posted by The Huffington Post On August - 3 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
WASHINGTON -- Escalating a small drama that's becoming increasingly politicized, House Republicans have asked the Labor Department to turn over documents related to the agency's...
If Pentagon contractors were actually feeling economic pressure, they could certainly trim excesses at the top before letting go thousands of rank-and-file employees. Pentagon contractors' top executives enjoy compensation packages on par with Wall Street CEOs.

Why You Should Be a Keynesian, Too

Posted by Paul Krugman, New York Times On July - 26 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
Paul Krugman, New York TimesFor years, allegedly serious people have been issuing dire warnings about the consequences of large budget deficits — deficits that are overwhelmingly the result of our ongoing economic crisis. In May 2009, Niall ...

How Does Romney’s Plan Differ From Bush?

Posted by Jonathan Chait, NY Magazine On July - 26 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS
Jonathan Chait, NY MagazinePresident Obama’s effort to discredit Mitt Romney as a credible economic repairman has several elements: using his business career to cast doubts on his desire to help the middle class, tying him to the radical pro...