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November 28, 2012


Lol about Ryan. Sounds about right and of course the teaheads in Waukesha County just eat it up as if its some grand dissertation of importance.

Excuse me while I engrave your comments about Paul Ryan on a chunk of brass. :)

I read the TPM account of how desperately twisting in the wind Ryan is and I laughed like murder. What a delightful situation. My prediction: Paul has to take the job but spends the entire time "in the bathroom" for "just a minute" so he can be absent when all the votes are taken. This is so pricelessly like the moment that Joe Biden held him down and rammed his role in Bowles Simpson down his throat.


I *love* the new Harry Reid. Who knew that there was a bad ass under that mild mannered exterior?

If they really want to drown the govt in a bathtub, the cliff would cut fed agencies resulting in layoffs in those agencies.

Ryan has introduced a lot of alternative budgets. It doesn't bother me so much that he's tried a lot of trial balloons, but it DOES bother me that they are almost all reduce taxes on the rich and gut any social safety net.

In 2010, H.R. 4529 actually got repubs voting against him. But important in that it would reduce max tax rate to 25%; eliminate capital gains tax (so Romney gets to pay ZERO), etc. In previous years he's tried introducing a value added tax (like sales tax, regressive - but rather complicated).

He also tried to replace Medicare with vouchers. If you liked death panels (and of course I'm talking about the image of something which never existed in the govt), what about the poor getting vouchers for $ X of medical care per year. If you cost more, you are poor and can't pay for more, you are cut off. Straight economic death panel.

@Adrastos: Well, he was a boxer once. I guess not having to worry about running again makes him a little more reluctant to pull punches.

"I'm extremely hopeful, and I do not believe that the Republicans are going to allow us to go over the cliff which we manufactured solely as a way to scare people into giving up their popular and well-functioning safety net programs." Reid said.

His typo, it is fixed.

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