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marmar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 01:03 PM
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Paul Ryan's Budget Not About the Budget... It's About 'Repealing the 20th Century'
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Paul Ryan's Budget Not About the Budget... It's About 'Repealing the 20th Century'


The political world will mull over the details of House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan's (R-Wis.) radical budget for months, but as the debate gets underway, it's worth stepping back and appreciating the nature of the discussion.

At the surface, this would appear to be a debate about deficit and debt reduction. After a decade of Republican recklessness, the United States has found itself in a deep fiscal hole, and Ryan's "roadmap" is ostensibly about getting the nation's finances in order, putting us on a sustainable path.

Except, of course, that's ridiculous given the plan itself. This has nothing to do with fiscal responsibility, and everything to do with an ideological crusade. Ryan and his backers don't want to shrink the deficit; they want to shrink government.

Indeed, yesterday, Ryan declared, "This isn't a budget. This is a cause." It's perhaps the only thing he said yesterday that actually made sense. ..............(more)

The complete piece is at: http://www.alternet.org/newsandviews/article/551474/pau... /



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liberal N proud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 01:03 PM
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1. Exactly
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Drale Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 01:09 PM
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2. Well I've read a few different times that
more people where killed in the 20th century then in all the rest of history combined, that might be a little far reaching, but if they can bring all those people magically back to life, maybe they will be allowed, but short of that FUCK YOU!
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Jack Rabbit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 01:15 PM
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3. Indeed, this is a repeal of the twentieth century
At least the part where fascism was defeated.
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wilt the stilt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 01:18 PM
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4. Could some news person please ask Ryan
why he collected social security as a teen.
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