Paul Ryan Releases Budget Proposal….Democrats Become Hysterical

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So Paul Ryan releases his budget proposal and the Democrats get hysterical:

1. Our food won’t be the same: “The cuts to domestic spending, if applied across the board, would lead to fewer food inspectors, fewer air-traffic controllers, and so forth. That would mean more delays and cases of food poisoning, and so forth.” (Brad Plumer)

2. It’s savagery: “Over the medium term, of course, it’s a plan to savage the poor while giving big tax breaks to the rich.” (Paul Krugman)

3. Scrooge-esque: “Deficit reduction does not require the Scrooge-like, Gilded-Age policies that the Ryan plan embodies.” (Center for Responsible Budget Politics)

4. The end of democracy: “The amendment would require a two-thirds majority to raise taxes, giving a right-wing minority veto power over any tax increases. Goodbye, majority rule. This is all extreme and irresponsible stuff. The president knows it.” (E. J. Dionne)

5. Designed to fight Occupy Wall Street: “It cuts taxes for those at the top, asking the middle class to pick up the tab. It’s a budget designed to benefit the top 1 percent at everyone else’s expense.” (Daniel J. Weiss)

6. Less vacations: “If the Ryan budget somehow became reality then you might have to give up on college and avoid air travel — assuming you survived the food poisoning and killer diseases.” (Jonathan Cohn)

Much more at the link….oh, and how could we forget the always loony, always hateful Debbie Wasserman-Schultz:

Ratcheting up the rhetoric on the eve of Vice President Joe Biden‘s visit to a South Florida senior community, Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz today likened Republican Medicare proposals to “a tornado through America’s nursing homes.” …

Said Wasserman Schultz: “The Romney-Ryan budget would be devastating to seniors and older Americans. It is a Republican path to poverty that would pass like a tornado through America’s nursing homes where millions of America’s seniors receive long-term and end-of-life care.

The Ryan plan — which has no chance of passing the Democrat-controlled Senate — would leave Medicare intact for current recipients and those nearing retirement. But when those who are now 54 and younger reach retirement, the plan would replace the current fee-for-service program with subsidies to purchase insurance.

Does that sound familiar? It should. She used the same line for Ryan’s budget proposal last year:

Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) comments on Rep. Paul Ryan’s (R-Wis.) budget proposal for FY 2012. “Representing a large number of seniors in south Florida, I can tell you that this budget would be devastating for seniors and older Americans. This Republican path to poverty passes like a tornado through America’s nursing homes, where millions of America’s seniors receive long-term and end of life care,” [she] said.

And it was just as untrue last year as it is this year. His budget doesn’t affect ANY current seniors. It won’t affect seniors in nursing homes or anywhere else. Her rhetoric, and those of her cohorts, is just plain ole demagoguery at its worst.

Some conservatives don’t like the plan because it doesn’t cut enough, fast enough. That is a valid complaint. But it does make cuts, some 97 billion in the next fiscal year, and it reduces spending over the long term. While 97 billion is a drop in the bucket, at least it’s a proposal. At least it tries to get us on a path of reduced spending. Yes, I would rather have more cuts in spending up front but if Congress and this Administration were to implement it at least we would be on some kind of path to reduce spending. We are on the opposite trajectory at the moment so this is better than the alternative…that being Obama’s budget:

His budget boldly calls for more than doubling taxes on capital gains and dividends, and extracting more wealth from the very successful people who create private-sector jobs. He offers little reform to a corrupt tax code, and continues to give unelected bureaucrats and federal regulators more power over our individual and corporate lives.

While the Obama budget does project reductions in deficit spending over the next two years, deficits begin to grow again thereafter, largely because the president chooses not to take on the reform of entitlement programs. In the Obama budget’s own words, the government’s fiscal position “gradually deteriorates” beyond 2022.

Compare and contrast:

…the Ryan budget makes some hard choices. More than $5 trillion in spending is cut from the federal budget over 10 years. Power is returned to the states. Market choice and competition are introduced to Medicare. Corporate tax rates are cut to 25 percent from 35 percent to be competitive with other countries. Individual taxes are simplified, and tax brackets reduced from five to two – 10 and 25 percent – by eliminating loopholes and most deductions. Ryan’s tax and regulatory reforms are structured to restore incentives for capital formation, job creation and economic growth. In Ryan’s words, “Our budget returns power to individuals, families and communities … We put our trust in citizens, not government.”

“We put our trust in citizens, not government”

This kind of thinking is badly needed right about now as the Democrats do everything within their power to do the opposite. Punishing those who create jobs is NOT the way to balance a budget. It’s the way to our country’s ruin.

Curt served in the Marine Corps for four years and has been a law enforcement officer in Los Angeles for the last 24 years.

21 Responses to “Paul Ryan Releases Budget Proposal….Democrats Become Hysterical”

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    Nan G

    The Greeks are talking like these dems, too.
    Austerity is always going to bite people in their bottoms.
    But look at this chart from Barclays that looks at all the world’s key governments, looking at debt and deficit to GDP.
    The USA is right behind Greece.

    Can we really afford the do-nothing democrats in the Senate with Obama ready to veto any budget?
    Or is it time to take the bull by the horns before he turns on us and we get gored far worse than any austerity will hurt us?

    The Greeks waited too long and now they are seeing their hurt public destroying their own infrastructure and heritage.
    We should act before it gets to that.

    And P.S……cook your well-cleaned food using a thermometer.
    Americans suffer hundreds of thousands of cases of food-borne illness every year right now.

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    B. Johnson

    Even Republicans would become hysterical if citizens were made aware the following constitutonal limits on Congress’s Article I, Section 8-limited power to tax and spend.

    First, not only did the Founding States establish the federal government, not vice-versa like many citizens seem to think, but the Founding States also made the federal Constitution to deliberately limit (cripple) Congress’s powers, Congress’s powers limited to the relatively few clauses of Section 8 of Article I.

    But more importantly concerning Congress’s constitutionally limited powers, Justice John Marshall had taken the idea of Congress’s enumerated powers a leap forward by establishing the following case precedent, now wrongly ignored by both federal and state lawmakers, that Congress is prohibited from laying taxes in the name of state power issues, issues which Congress cannot justify under Section 8.

    “Congress is not empowered to tax for those purposes which are within the exclusive province of the States.” —Justice John Marshall, Gibbons v. Ogden, 1824.

    And not only does the 10th Amendment clarify in general that the Constitution’s silence about things like public healthcare, for example, automatically make healthcare a state power issue, but based on Justice Marshall’s official words, neither can Congress lay taxes in the name of healthcare.

    Also note that not only does Congress have practically no Section 8 authority to address domestic issues, but Article V requires Congress to successfully petition the states to ratify proposed amendments to the Constitution which would grant Congress the power to tax and spend for specific domestic issues, Obamacare a glaring example. However, as evidenced by Obamacare, the problem is that corrupt Congress has been wrongly ignoring Article V for the last 60+ years!

    Finally, regarding what taxpayers should be paying annually for Congress to be able to perform is Section 8-limited duties, please consider the following. Given that the plurality of clauses in Section 8 are defense-related, and given that the Department of Defense (DoD) budget for 2011 was $600+ billion, and also given waste and fraud that are synonymous with the federal system, I will generously round the DoD budget figure up to $1 trillion as a rough estimate as to how much taxpayers should be paying annually for Section 8.

    In other words, we shouldn’t be seeing the multi-trillion dollar annual federal budgets that the media is reporting without mention of Congress’s Section 8-limited powers.

    What a mess! :^(

  3. 3

    Comm0n Sense

    If the Democrats don’t like the proposal let them make one. How many days now has Reid failed to produce one in the Senate? Poor Democrats have NO clue.

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    Hopefully this can pass after the November election and we get a GOP Senate. Until then, Debbie “Was-a-man” Schultz can sit on it.

  5. 6


    I’m glad I’m not a blogger and would have to read through all of the garbage that you authors do at FA. I like the idea of yawl going through that stuff and delivering it in a way that I can get a whiff of it and decide if I want to sample any.

    I just realized something when I was writing the above. Do you FA authors realize that you are part garbage collectors. You collect a lot of good stuff for us, but you have to go to the dump too often for me. Thanks for going there as often as you do, and bringing back some of the garbage we need to know is out there.

  6. 8

    David Axelpud

    Obama makes a FOOL of himself on the world stage

    Funny how you lefty trolls always claimed to feel embarrassed about having President Bush represent the U.S.A. (and he was actually respected, despite his faults or your howling rants), yet none of you Demotards can seem to feel any embarrassment for this pathetic PUPPET that you idiots so blindly worship. He and his entire administration are a disgrace and you morons cheer at this clown again and again while the entire world mocks you.

    Obama is not respected. He is a world wide joke and you leftist trolls know it.

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    @anticsrocks: #7
    I guess archeologists sometimes dig through garbage. They have even studied animal and human dung. I guess the dung still smells like it did when it was put there. Kind of reminds me of the stuff the libs are spreading around the country. The smell never goes away. Can you smell it where you are?

  8. 10


    Are you kidding? I live in Central Illinois, just southeast of the state capitol, Springfield. The draft’s of corruption that flow down from Chicago can sometimes be so thick that you could walk on it…

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    Paul Ryan is a genuine and , serious about this countrys’ financial health vs. the current officeholder of the white house. I don’t know if anyone on the other side measures up to Ryans’ standards.

    George Soros met with obama and hillary during the 2008 election and, basically said to both “I want the economy run into the ground! Obama emphatically said ‘no problem’ and, hillary said ‘no way’. Based upon this fact, Soros put his money where his mouth is and, gave obama lots of cash during the campaign. (reported by gulag bound and, viviano-documentary film producer Viviano (We will not be silent)

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    @anticsrocks: #10
    My daughter lives in Springfield with her husband and kids. Unfortunately, she fits in with the liberals. Her brother balances it out by serving in the Air Force for almost 18 years.

    You’re welcome to move into the sweet smelling mountain air of Idaho any time you want. It would be like moving in with your family. You would fit right in. Let me know if you are ever in the area.

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    @Smorgasbord: Will do, Smorgs. I live just south of your daughter, then in a little town of about 10 – 11, ooo.

    Honestly, if it weren’t to still be close to my elderly parents, I would move my family out of here in a heartbeat. I have grandkids here, too that would play into that equation, but I appreciate the invite.

    When my rich uncle gets out of the poorhouse, I will move the whole kit and caboodle out of state!

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    @Nan G:

    Can we really afford the do-nothing democrats in the Senate with Obama ready to veto any budget?
    Or is it time to take the bull by the horns before he turns on us and we get gored far worse than any austerity will hurt us?

    Get real. I like how it’s the fault of the Democrats. Here is a lesson in the law for you: The Republicans control the purse strings in the House and they are busting the budget DAILY.

    Unreal. More intellectual dishonesty from FA.

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    It’s the same budget the GOP submits every time. More tax breaks for the wealthy while taking away from the middle class. Defend it and you’ll get what you deserve. Have fun eating cat food in your retirement.

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