the budget passed by the Republican majority in the House and endorsed by Romney
planned to pay for $4.6 trillion in tax cuts for the wealthy by closing tax
loopholes, without naming a single loophole they would close. So the
question is: What loopholes will you close? Romney declined to answer. Republicans think tax cuts for the wealthy will help the economy. the Bush administration put in massive tax cuts in 2001 and 2003 with the
promise it would lead to faster growth. Instead, we had the slowest job growth
in half a century and American families saw their incomes decline 6% while the
upper 1% saw increases of 275%. GOP's cannot get enough of this
Two rich, white, Ken Doll looking dudes and people are supposed to believe these
guys are in touch with the common American? And the Ryan plan is poison to the
Senior Citizens (you know, the people who vote the most). Romney needs an
intelligent centrist Woman or he's toast.
Mitt's in a terrible bind... the more he tries to appeal to his
conservative base, the more he loses women, immigrants, youth, and moderates.
The smart move will be to add another moderate to the ticket! He
needs a working class moderate to round out Mitt's one-percent blue-blood,
Harvard elistist image. This would appeal to middle America that needs to be won
if the GOP is serious about taking on Obama. Mitt also needs to drop
his "materials blessings" code speak. The media see it as
"gaffes," but most Utahns see his constant talk of his wealth ("My
wife drives three Cadillacs") and friends of wealth ("I know many of my
friends own NFL teams" or "...own NASCAR teams") as code for his
life's many, many blessings. This won't play well outside Utah
@Truthseeker" Ryan's proposed budget includes $4.6 trillion
in tax cuts, giving an additional $238,0000/yr to income earners in the top 1%.
Ryan's proposed budget includes $4.6 trillion in tax cuts, giving an
additional $238,0000/yr to income earners in the top 1%."Giving
them $238,000/yr? Giving? It's not the government's money. The
government doesn't give, it takes. It is pure idiocy to
believe that the system the way it is now will continue unchanged. How stupid
do Democrats think we are? They are promising that if we can just tax the rich
a little more that we can pay our way out of all our woes. If that idea worked,
Europe wouldn't be on the verge of financial collapse. PLEASE, Democrat
party, come up with a new plan instead of the same old one that doesn't
re:Neil TWhat I would like to know is, if today's workers are paying
for today's retirees, what happens when workers start diverting their
payments to their own private accounts? How will those, like yourself, collect
Social Security? Furthermore, assuring current retirees that nothing will
change for them is shallow if the grandchildren--future generations--of current
retirees are going to be thrown under the bus. How stupid do Republicans think
we are? Galveston TX experimented with privatizing and found that high income
earners did better under a privatized system but lower income earners were worse
off. Do we need a system that helps high income earners and makes it worse for
low income earners? That is what Republicans are offering. Ryan
would make an excellent running mate for Romney, since they both believe in
protecting tax cuts for the wealthy. Ryan's proposed budget includes $4.6
trillion in tax cuts, giving an additional $238,0000/yr to income earners in the
Everytime I hear the word entitlement program I want to scream. I have worked
since I was 14. Earlier if you count farm labor. Everyone thinks us older folks
just sit around demanding this and that. Baloney. We just want to draw out of
social security since we contributed to it and be able to retire and not worry
about our entire life savings going to medical care. I have never been on
welfare or food stamps. Served over 25 years in the Army National Guard.
Graduated from college. Done everything from substitute teach to work at the
prison. All Republicans want to do is demonize labor, the poor and immigrants.
We didn't cause the financial meltdown. What part of this hard to
Let's see if I understand this. The Democrat-controlled Senate has not
passed a budget in over 1000 days, medicare and medicaid AND social security are
going broke, the president has added $5 Tillion to the debt, but it's Paul
Ryan to loath? If we don't make these cuts and get a real
budget, those programs won't be around anyway. So the only response we get
from the left is 'you can't do that' because it would be too
'radical.' Talk about the party of 'no.'
Certainly no one has ued the word, 'marvelous' in the presence or
about Mr. Obama. No wonder he thinks no one says it anymore.
Hey, I use the word, "marvelous". That MUST mean I'm upper class.
Oh, whoever Mitt picks, I'll bet the posters are going to love them!
Ryan would be a disaster for Romney. Americans are tired of partisanship and
Ryan is as partisan and divisive as they come.
Ryan and the VP candidate would be a marvelous . . . for the Democrats. He
would out-Palin Palin when it comes to running down the chances for election.
Oh please Mitt nominate Ryan. It will put the Palin nomination to shame.
Democrats won a house seat in New York that they hadn't had for a century
when Hochul the Democrat turned it into a referendum on the Ryan budget. As a
liberal I'd be happy to see Ryan be the VP candidate.
ahh, so this is how it ends. I always wondered how it would happen.
It would present an interesting dynamic. I like Ryan's youth and energy. He
does good work in Congress and so he might want to continue working there.
Opposite what one commenter said about his plan getting rid of elderly support,
that is wrong. Anyone currently on it will not be affected. I would hope people
would also take into account my generation which is currently in their 20s and
feel like we are paying into systems (medicare, medicaid, and social security)
that we pretty much all except to receive NOTHING from. From my
generation's perspective, if the older generations have to sacrifice a
little bit so there is not just debt for us to look forward to, then we think
that would be pretty fair. The systems need to change; that is a fact. I would
love to hear your guys' perspective. Thanks!
nofitinstgeorge:better than al capone and bozo the clown.
With a President in office who has a Secretary of the Treasury not paying his
taxes and haven't come up with viable budgets for the past 3 going on 4
years, Romney who said in 2007 that the economy was the issue for the 2008
campaign, would benefit to have Paul Ryan in the mix of people in his arena.
The Vice President is a good position to win some votes. Sarah Palin is
probably a good person but she was such a distraction for the previous
Republican Presidential race in the last critical couple of months before the
election. Paul Ryan is respected and a solid individual and would bring the Tea
Party to a different level to be a positive influence to show change can come
through a regular and accepted party. There is a process through the party and
hopefully the Republicans will look at the change process.
RED of SLC says Obama spends his time golfing and smoking. Don't forget
fundraising and flying somewhere in Air Force One. The guy never gets involved
with real work on the nation's problems, especially not on the deficit. In
fact, he tells the Senate there is no need to do a budget. Three cheers for
It would be a great move if Mitt wants to lose the election. Ryan's
approach to medicare is ironic though. He would require seniors to buy private
insurance with block money and thinks that is a great way to control cost but is
against requiring people to buy insurance.So he wants to basically
to tax people, collect it, and then give it back to seniors to buy health
insurance. So instead of requiring people buy insurance why
didn't Obama just ask congress to tax us, collect it, and then give it back
to us to buy insurance? Probably because there were some necessary steps in that
If Mitt, and his staff, are smart, he’ll avoid the “McCain
mistake.” VP pick needs to be unpolarizing, basically unglamorous. Biden
is an intelligent policy lawmaker, who just says some really dumb things at
times. But he doesn’t move the scale in the negative. I’d have
loved Obama to run with Hillary, but that’s too much a risk for VP. Ryan
and his plans are extremely polarizing. Mitt has already killed himself with
the female vote by taking the Santorum view. Bringing on Ryan only hurts his
standing with seniors, another staple group of Republican voters. So my
vote is for Mitt to wholeheartedly bring on Ryan!
Paul Ryan is an Ayn Rand crackpot who wants to destroy, among other things, the
safety net for seniors - who should be paying close attention.
Can you imagine a vice presidential debate between Ryan and Biden? Ryan could
talk rings around Biden's gaffes. Ryan had Obama speechless in a
Congressional hearing. Ryan would be a great VP pick for Romney. They
obviously have a great deal of respect for one another and work well
together.The only problem is it would be hard to replace Ryan in
Congress. We just need several more like him!
Thurston J. Howell and Willard(as in Marriott) Mitt Romney.......a couple of
Ryan would be "marvelous!"
I really appreciate Schulzke's summaries and analyses of the news. Keep up
the good work.
Self interest in government is keeping America from getting back on track. Will
some real leaders please stand up?Mitt, Let's hear your
plan.Clearly Obama doesn't have one. He really needs to stop
smoking and golfing all day and get to work. He should be doing more but he
seems happy to golf. Nice job.
"I salute him for laying out the actual conservative agenda. Here's
hoping he is transparent in the coming weeks about whom he is taking benefits
from, and toward whom he wants to be more generous. If he thinks we need an even
more unequal society to prosper in the future, may he have the courage to say
so."If the present Democratic idea to grow the economy by
borrowing a lot of money leads to a default because people stop loaning us money
and we have worldwide depression, revolutions, food riots, etc, it is going to
be a whole lot more conservative and draconian than anything the Republicans
could ever have thought of. This will be the liberal plan that was rejected by
Democrats who could not lead but could only demagogue the Republicans.
"Is Paul Ryan a 'marvelous' VP pick for Mitt Romney?"No.