Daily Archives: April 17, 2011
“Today we’ll have Paul Ryan, thin-skinned creator of a plan to eliminate affordable care for old people, undermine the social safety net, raise taxes on most Americans and give money away to banks. You have to call this “courageous” or Ryan will weep on teevee and complain how everyone is mean to him. Hopefully, Mark Warner will find a way to make Ryan feel like a special snowflake, even if he has mild disagreements with Ryan.
“Remember: the people who say things like “everything should be on the table,” are the first to get shirty when you put something on the table that they don’t like. This whole idea that people are willing to have an “adult conversation” is basically bunk.“
Curious? The rest of the article is HERE.
- Watch Rep. Ryan’s Obama-Cool Reaction To President’s Hot Mic Remarks On Face the Nation (mediaite.com)
- Ryan: We want tax reform, not tax cuts for rich (cbsnews.com)
- It’s What Happens When the Stupid Party and Evil Party Get Together | RedState | Erick Erickson (jamespatrick1.wordpress.com)
- Sunday talk show tip sheet (politico.com)
Ben Sargent in the Austin American-Statesman:
Republicans favor the Rich and their Budget reflects that case…
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Nick Anderson in the Houston Chronicle:
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Chip Bok at Bokbluster.com:
… but wait until Tax Day and see who really has the Pain and who really makes the Gain…
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John Sherffius in the Boulder Daily Camera:
I was surprised this morning to hear Ben Stein on CBS Sunday Morning, who I know is a conservative and who has talked about the need for budget cuts before, speak this morning on the ratio of the Deficit to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Surprised because:
- he had good things to say about Bill Clinton and his Treasury Secretary Robert Rubin who left office giving us a surplus… and
- he stated that the Republicans would have to agree to raising taxes…especially on the Rich Americans who, he said, there are plenty of and they CAN afford it.
I’m even more surprised because, just before the 2010 elections, he did a Sunday Morning piece complaining that, as a rich guy, he was paying too much in taxes and didn’t want taxes on the rich raised. Something has changed his mind… which means other conservatives can change their minds as well. Whether this applies to Tea Party types is your guess.
Now, he did also say that the Democrats were going to have to agree to budget cuts, but they should be able to look at the military and some of the other areas we are not looking at now (I assume he was talking about oil subsidies and their related entities.)
You know, I felt pretty good about Ben Stein this morning… I usually haven’t felt good about him since he stopped doing a comedy quiz show with Jimmy Kimmel. But this morning I’ll give him the benefit of my appreciation for his ilttle editorial… and I hope some of these politicians heard it.
- NCRP Video: Ben Stein on Retirement Planning Part 3 – Variable Annuity (theinsurancebarn.wordpress.com)
- Echoes Of 1995 In Rhetoric On Debt Ceiling (npr.org)
- Robbing the Poor …to Give to the Rich Who Made Them Poor (worldtruthtoday.com)
- Bill Clinton: Pharma Got a “Good Deal” in Health Reform (invivoblog.blogspot.com)
- Deficit reduction: Is Obama’s $4 trillion goal big enough? – Christian Science Monitor (news.google.com)
There’s more at care2.com:
- Arizona: America’s Top Producer of Stupid (redquixote.wordpress.com)
- Arizona GOP to Obama: Show Us Your Circumcision Certificate (alternet.org)
- Arizona Passes Birther Bill (themoderatevoice.com)
- Ariz. lawmakers OK ‘birther’ bill – USA Today (news.google.com)