Ryan’s budget “solution” goes down in flames

Last week, I wrote about Rep. Paul Ryan’s so-called budget “solution,” a “solution” that was really nothing more than the same old tired Republican policies of the last 20-odd years coupled with a healthy dose of smoke and mirrors. Thankfully, Rep. Ryan’s colleagues in the U.S. House of Representatives saw his plan for what it is and voted it down last night:

293 Members of Congress, including 20 percent of House Republicans voted against Janesville Republican Paul Ryan’s alternate budget last night, killing the bill and sending a clear message that Americans won’t stand for more of the same failed Bush-policies and multi-trillion dollar tax cuts for the rich Ryan was proposing.

It’s good to see that even Rep. Ryan’s fellow House Repbulicans realize the folly of his budget plan, and hopefully this will put a little tarnish on Rep. Ryan’s rising star within the GOP.


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7 thoughts on “Ryan’s budget “solution” goes down in flames

  1. I’m so glad he’s not my Rep anymore. Rarely has anybody so consistently insulted my intelligence with his statements than Mr. Ryan. This latest “budget” was no different. Because yes – if the last 8 years proved nothing else, it’s that we need even more drastic tax cuts for the wealthy!

    Of course the funniest fail is that the budget he used as a comparison is the Bush budget! You know, the one he voted for that gave us the current $2 trillion deficit!

  2. Hmmm. Zach you almost sound happy. I don’t know…if someone (anyone) is trying to fix the mess we are in I wouldn’t be happy if it doesn’t work. Your reaction is similar to Rush’s reaction to Obama’s policies.

  3. Anon, I am happy, because Rep. Ryan’s “more of the same” budget proposal didn’t strike me as “exactly what we need” right now. We already tried tax cuts for the wealthy under GWB, and that didn’t exactly work out too well, now did it? While lower taxes aren’t a bad thing, they’re not a “cure all” for everything that ails our economy. After all, at a time like this, a tax cut isn’t going to stimulate the economy; folks are just going to put that extra money into their pockets and hold onto it for a rainy day.

  4. If the “folks” are smart they WILL put extra money (as if there is any “extra” money these days) in their pockets. Please people…don’t…whatever you do…charge things on your credit cards. Go without until you can afford it. You won’t be the only one going without…most of us are in the same boat.

    On a side note…I was just reading SouthMilwaukeeNow.com. I saw your picture of the hawk. I was wondering…are you sure that is a hawk? It’s kind of hard to tell because the picture is of it’s back…but we do have a lot of Peregrine Falcons in SM.

  5. Anon, I’m not an ornithologist, so I can’t say with absolute certainty that it was a hawk, but if that was a peregrine falcon, it was the biggest darn peregrine falcon I’ve ever seen. It’s kind of hard to tell from that picture, but it was a big bird.

  6. “We already tried tax cuts for the wealthy under GWB, and that didn’t exactly work out too well, now did it?”

    Didn’t it? Where’s any proof that the alleged tax cuts for the wealthy are in anyway responsible for the recession.

    Point me at a link. Anything.

    The fact is that jobs come from businesses backed by wealthy investors. Or in the case of government jobs, from the taxes generated by all of those business transactions.

    We need jobs/tax revenue, so we need businesses, so we need wealthy investors. So don’t kick em.

    But that’s just how I see it. I’m sure there are many other (wrong, lol) ways to see it. 🙂

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