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  • Associated Press: Obama's budget: Government still getting bigger
    Posted in In Case You Missed It on February 13, 2012 | Preview rr
    Tags: Entitlements: Health Care / Social Security , Taxes, Economy / Financial

    By Andrew Taylor Associated Press Taking a pass on reining in government growth, President Obama unveiled a record $3.8 trillion election-year budget plan Monday, calling for stimulus-style spending on roads and schools and tax hikes on the wealthy to help pay the costs. The ideas landed with a thud on Capitol Hill. Though the Pentagon and a number of Cabinet agencies would get squeezed, Obama would leave the spiraling growth of health care programs for the elderly and the poor largely unchecked... Read more

  • FACT CHECK: Jack Lew's Sunday Show Tour of Dodge & Deception
    Posted in In Case You Missed It on February 12, 2012 | Preview rr
    Tags: Entitlements: Health Care / Social Security

    In advance of the release of the President’s FY2013 budget request, White House Chief of Staff Jack Lew revealed a stunning deception with respect to the budget process. When asked why the Democrat-controlled Senate has failed to pass a budget for over 1,000 days, Lew – the President’s former budget director – falsely claimed on both CNN and Meet the Press that a supermajority is needed to pass a budget resolution in the U.S. Senate, and that a ‘filibuster’ is what stands in the way of Senator R... Read more

  • PAUL RYAN on ABC’s ‘This Week’: Leaders have a moral obligation to advance solutions
    Posted in In Case You Missed It on February 12, 2012 | Preview rr
    Tags: Entitlements: Health Care / Social Security

    House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan of Wisconsin appeared on ABC’s This Week on February 12th, 2012. Below are several highlights from his interview with George Stephanopoulos: The Urgent Need to Protect the Medicare Guarantee from Bankruptcy & Board of Bureaucrats in Washington “We’re taking responsibility for dealing with the drivers of our debt. You have to remember, George, that Medicare is going bankrupt; that the President’s health-care law puts a board of 15 unaccountable bureaucrat... Read more

  • Senate Democrats’ 1000 Days of Debt and Disappointment
    Posted in In Case You Missed It on January 23, 2012 | Preview rr
    Tags: Economy / Financial

    Tomorrow will mark a sad milestone in the history of the United States Senate: the 1,000th day since Senate Democrats last offered a budget plan to the American people. Senate Democrats abandoned their official duty to prioritize Americans’ hard-earned tax dollars and tackle our nation’s most pressing economic challenges—dealing a painful blow to fiscal progress that may be felt for some time. This contrasts sharply with the record of the House Republicans. Last spring, the new House Majority pu... Read more