Paul Ryan is fighting for you!

If your last name is Koch or you have a 9 digit bank account, if not well then not so much! From JSONLINE and the Kaiser Family Foundation, a non-partisan health care research group.

Paul Ryan’s budget plan to convert Medicaid into a block grant and repeal the new health care law would leave at least 30 million more Americans without coverage.

There is a solid stand up guy who wants to take AT LEAST 30 million Americans off of Medicaid. I guess Alan Grayson was talking about Paul Ryan’s health care plan “if you get sick, die quickly.” Full report here.

How long until Ryan throws a hissy fit and sics the Heritage Foundation on them?

The End of Grayson or the End of Journalism….

Alan Grayson, a hero to the left, recently lost his re-election campaign and just finished up his term. He was recently the subject of an interview with the NY Times, the so called paper of record.

While Congressman Grayson gave a very frank and (in my view) on the money assessment of the current state of the democratic party:

“What did the environmentalists see over the last two years?” he asked. “A proposed monumental increase in subsidies for nuclear power industry and offshore drilling.”

As for gay voters, he said: “What they got to see was a judge order that ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ no longer be enforced and a Democratic president appeal that decision. That is what that constituency saw before Nov. 2.” (The law was repealed in the final hours of the 111th Congress.)

By Election Day, Democratic voters in many districts felt that they had no real choice, Mr. Grayson said.

“If you want people to support you, then you have to support them,” he said. “You have to think long about what you did for people who voted for you, made phone calls for you, who went door to door for you.”

The line that I found most telling of the interview was this one.

He even gave his legislation provocative names, like the “The War Is Making You Poor Act,” which sought to reduce taxes by requiring the Defense Department to finance the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan within its relatively small annual budget. (It did not pass.)

How Mr. Barbaro and the NY Times editorial staff could of let such an amazing line slip by is beyond me. Not since the

Judith Miller fiasco, has such an outlandish line been printed in the Times. As has been pointed out, we spend about 50% plus on Defense. I did not look, but I wonder if you could find in the NY Times a story on how big Social Security is or maybe all of the money we spend on the department of education…

How telling for the current state of journalism.

Grayson on the Limbaugh/Beck/Palin Tax Cuts

Watch as Rep. Alan Grayson explains who stands to benefit from an extension of the Bush-era tax cuts for the top two percent of incomes in the United States:


So when you hear that Republicans are blocking an extension of the Bush-era tax cuts for the middle class, just keep in mind that they’re obstructing those tax cuts so that Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck, Sean Hannity, Newt Gingrich, and Sarah Palin can get their hefty handouts.

Thank you Republican Party!

Democratic Rep. Alan Grayson of Florida’s 8th Congressional District took the floor of the House last week Wednesday to give a few suggestions on how the top one percent of income earners in the U.S. – folks who make an average of $1.4 million a year – can spend the extra $83,347 a year they’ll have thanks to the Bush tax cuts that Republicans in Washington are fighting to get for the top one percent.

Unfortunately, I’m not in the top one percent of income earners, so I won’t have an extra $83,347 to spend next year.